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Old 03-26-2013   #1
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Tyrann Mathieu scheduled to meet with the @HoustonTexans per @BoMarchionte


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#texanstalk. Reports say honey badger set to workout for #texans. Need a young safety in the draft. More to come

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Mathieu spent lot of time in rehab in Houston with John Lucas after LSU suspended him.

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I like him as a safety. I don't like him at all as a corner...
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could wind up being the steal of the draft if he can make the transition and if he's truly got his head on straight...
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how many players have we drafted that we individually met with? i dont keep track of these things, but i cant remember a notable player that we followed up with and then went on to select in the draft.
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What draft slot are you guys willing to risk on him?

He does have some skills.
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he was on NFLN recently, and has had several interviews, and i'm not sold that he's going to put in the work. a ton of talent, but i wouldnt spend more than a 5th on him. i expect his draft to be one extreme or the other ... someone is going to either grab him by the second round because of his talent, or he's going to fall to at least the 6th because nobody believes his commitment.
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he was on NFLN recently, and has had several interviews, and i'm not sold that he's going to put in the work. a ton of talent, but i wouldnt spend more than a 5th on him. i expect his draft to be one extreme or the other ... someone is going to either grab him by the second round because of his talent, or he's going to fall to at least the 6th because nobody believes his commitment.
Sounds logical.
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he was on NFLN recently, and has had several interviews, and i'm not sold that he's going to put in the work. a ton of talent, but i wouldnt spend more than a 5th on him. i expect his draft to be one extreme or the other ... someone is going to either grab him by the second round because of his talent, or he's going to fall to at least the 6th because nobody believes his commitment.
Concerns are 90% about off the field issues. I'm not convinced that he addresses those or that being this close to "home" wouldn't be exacerbate the problems.

I do find him very intriguing as a fan to see how he fares at his size.
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I'd be targeting dj swearinger in the third, but if he was gone before our pick I'd pick the honey badger with that compensatory third.

You need a good young playmaking/versatile safety. I'd roll the dice.
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He's got talent, but he's so small I feel that he would be constantly injured as a safety.
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I'd be targeting dj swearinger in the third, but if he was gone before our pick I'd pick the honey badger with that compensatory third.

You need a good young playmaking/versatile safety. I'd roll the dice.
I've read that swearinger has been rocketing up draft boards to the late first early second.
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What draft slot are you guys willing to risk on him?

He does have some skills.
3rd rd, Supp pick.

Great S/slot CB type guy. Most instinctive playmaker in the draft.

Best KR/PR in this draft.
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how many players have we drafted that we individually met with? i dont keep track of these things, but i cant remember a notable player that we followed up with and then went on to select in the draft.
Last year, we worked out Bullock, Brooks, and Keenum.

Note: CB D.J. Hayden (U of H) is also schedule for a work-out with the Texans.
He has made progress from his near-fatal injury.
I like this guy quite a bit as a late round prospect.
Some think he can play on Sunday (even when he was just a Sophomore.)
Normally, he would have been drafted - my guess is in the mid round at least, but with his injury, there's no telling.
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Last year, we worked out Bullock, Brooks, and Keenum.
i guess that's the answer to perception vs reality.

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Ed Reed Reached Out to Mathieu

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His focus over the next few weeks is to convince teams that he’s trustworthy and worth the investment of a draft pick. Through the pre-draft process, Ravens veteran safety Ed Reed has reached out to his representatives to provide some guidance to the 20-year-old defender.

“He never talked to me personally but he's reached out to my adoptive parents,” Mathieu said Sunday at the NFL Combine. “He's reached out to my agent and [former LSU defensive back and current Arizona Cardinals cornerback] Patrick Peterson."

Reed works with and advises a number of young players around the NFL. Just last year he reached out to South Carolina State safety Christian Thompson, who the Ravens ended up drafting in the fourth round.
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Honey Badger didn't return his call?
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Honey Badger didn't return his call?

That part surprised me as well...
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Honey Badger didn't return his call?
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