11-30-2012, 02:04 PM
Second Team and Threatening Starter's Job
Join Date: Sep 2004
Re: Would the Patriots draft Tyrann Mathieu?
An electric contributor and playmaker on a National Championship team, in the SEC against top competition...yeah, BB would absolutely kick the tires on that. Hernandez slipped to the 4th for pot. But, Colorado and Washington states have given us a hint around what most people really think about marijuana.
One of two things could be happening with this kid:
1) he's skating by on his athletic talent without putting in the work
2) he's a hardworking kid who wants to get better.
Using his image to promote a party...100% media invention, not a big deal, not about him.
Possession of marijuana...inconclusive.
Getting kicked off the team...now you have my attention. But I'd want too see more cause than the prior two accusations.
Draft for attitude. If he's made mistakes but willing to own it and do what needs to be done to get past it, then I can see the upside. (Dennard has saved this D)
If he's just looking for his pay day then, obviously, not interested.
"We want to build a big, strong, tough, smart, fast, disciplined football team that will consistently compete for a championship."
-- Scott Pioli, from the Patriots scouting manual