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Old 02-26-2013, 01:43 AM   #21
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:33 AM   #22
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Re: Why the New Orleans Saints should draft Tyrann Mathieu

I really liked him when he was playing for LSU and the football talent is undoubtly there. I you would just consider that I would love to have him. But all the off the field issues scares me. We can't afford a 3rd or 4th round pick on a guy that might get suspended for drug violations or what not the second week of the season.
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Re: Why the New Orleans Saints should draft Tyrann Mathieu

Maybe with the 6th and definitely if he somehow goes undrafted, but there probably are better risk/reward picks out there than him.
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I'm thinkin' he'd be a better match for Denver or Seattle if you know what I mean....
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:29 AM   #25
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Re: Why the New Orleans Saints should draft Tyrann Mathieu

if he is there in the fourth you have to think about it long and hard. in my book the fifth round would be hard not to pull the trigger.

i think he would be instant impact on special teams.

the sixth ? you really have to not trust the kid if you did not take him
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:39 AM   #26
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Re: Why the New Orleans Saints should draft Tyrann Mathieu

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Papz, I'm an LSU/SEC Fan and I gotta tell you as a Saints Fan, don't want him and his game is not suited to the pro game; think Reggie Bush...

In college, you can outrun most of the competition; in the pros, well, you just had a former seventh round, now maybe third round pick offensive tackle, 6' 5", 306# run a forty time of 4.71!

And so it comes down to size and he's gonna get clobbered; remember the NFL passing game rules...
I think that's a bad example. Reggie Bush has been a productive NFL player. I don't have a worldly view on Mathieu... but there's not reason why he can't be a productive nickel back in this league with a little bit of upside for more.

Heisman Perspective: Danny Wuerffel (God Bless Him!) won...

Heisman Perspective: Charles Woodson won out over Peyton Manning?!?

I'm not busting chops, it's just the Heisman is a F***ING JOKE as far as I'm concerned and is little more than a sports trivia category...
I don't see why you view it like that. It acknowledges the best players in college football... it's an honor for those young men to be considered. One got drafted and played a few seasons and the other is a first ballot Hall of Famer. Like any other award, it's not a perfect science.

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

All little common sense goes a long way.
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Re: Why the New Orleans Saints should draft Tyrann Mathieu

I see him as a return man. He is too small to play DB in the NFL in my opinion.
His stats from 2011 has him with only 11 passes defended in 13 games. I just don't see him matching up well with Julio Jones, Roddy White, Vincent Jackson and the rest of the 6'4" receivers in the league. If he goes undrafted, sure take a look at him but I wouldn't draft him.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #28
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He's not going undrafted. Besides the weak output on the bench, he's tearing up the DB drills.
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He strikes me as someone that has played on natural ability and skill... His skills and ability have been greater than the college athletes he has faced... That being said the NFL will be different and a work ethic is required most of the time to excel.

I am not familiar with his work ethic but I have trouble fitting substance abuse into a training regimen.
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I don't care what anyone says. This guy is gonna be a playmaker in the NFL! I've been lobbying for this guy for months. Take him in the 3rd or 4th! He's fast,tough,and has a keen DB instinct. As for his off field antics...whoop-dee-doo! The kid was in a college environment and was thrust into the national spotlight. He's only human and with everyone projecting the "don't care" persona on him it's only natural that he started to embrace it. Also I would bet that there are quite a few NFL players that smoke marijuana. I'm not condoning it or justifying it but I do think that the media has blown his so called "drug abuse" out of proportion. This guy is a natural playmaker and I would bet my last dollar that he will be an impact player somewhere. Hopefully with us.
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