August 2, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (7) during the fall camp practice at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets Meet With Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu


Never a dull moment with these New York Jets. The Jets, known to have an open-arms policy when it comes to bringing in players with tainted pasts, have met with ex-LSU star cornerback Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.

The Jets apparently met with the former star on Monday at the Senior Bowl.

Mathieu, who has a colorful record, to say the least, has met with other teams in hopes of improving his stock for the upcoming 2013 NFL draft.

Honey Badger, who had so much potential to be something great, ruined it for himself after getting booted from school for violating team rules, and also getting arrested this past October on drug-related charges. He was named the MVP of the 2011 SEC championship game, and he was also a 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist and a winner of the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the best defensive college player.

With a past like Mathieu’s–who has so much talent and has been given so many chances–as well as the bad reputation, and negative media the Jets have been surrounded by these past few seasons, is it really worth it to draft the cornerback?

Yes, he is talented and has the skill set to succeed in the NFL, and he does add depth to the Jets’ secondary, and let’s be honest, he is an upgrade over Kyle Wilson. But can the Jets really trust this young man?

Is it a good idea for the Jets to draft Mathieu? Let us know your opinions in the comments below.

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  • Mark L

    You better bet the farm this kid has the biggest heart there ever was…

    • Jonathan Peralta

      Thanks for the read, Mark. Mathieu does have a lot of talent, and we know what he can provide, it’s just a question of can he leave all his issues behind him without getting supervised constantly. He would be a great pickup in the later rounds.