A recent article by NOLA.com writer Jeff Duncan suggests that the New Orleans Saints should take a chance on former L.S.U. cornerback Tyrann Mathieu. I also made the same suggestion in a past article along the same lines that the Saints could reap a huge reward by taking a gamble on him. The Saints may be seriously thinking about it after a tweet by Mathieu went out today.
At 3:08 p.m. CST Mathieu posted this on his Twitter account:
“Sitting next to RobRyan! He is a cool and down to earth person! #1stclass”
Ryan of course has been seen at the NFL Scouting Combine taking notes on who could help with kickstarting his gameplan as the new defensive coordinator for the Saints. While defensive lineman could be the first choice for the Saints in the 2013 NFL Draft, a good defensive back prospect could be their next choice in the third round.
The only thing with Mathieu is of course his recent trouble involving substance abuse problems with marijuana. He has made statements that he is trying to put his past behind him and move forward even going so far as to drop his popular “Honey Badger” nickname.
The question will be not on his playmaking ability but if any team including the Saints will be convinced that he has truly changed and can be the difference in their secondary.