Tyrann Mathieu LSU Pic #7 Tyrann Mathieu, S/Nickel, LSUHGT: 5-9        WGT: 186

         YR: JR           POS:  S/Nickel

Pros:

  • Possesses rare instincts
  • Good straight line speed for Safety/Nickel, closing speed
  • Good lateral foot quickness
  • Exhibits balance and body control
  • Competitor
  • Productive
  • Good motor
  • Excellent ball skills
  • Displays a since of urgency
  • Consistently attacks ball in both Run and Pass game, ability to dislodge ball from ball carrier
  • Looks to support in the Box versus Run
  • Transitions quickly out of pedal while in off coverage
  • Properly drives upon the tackle (Trust his eyes)
  • Delivers a good initial blow upon the tackle
  • Gets vertical quickly in Return game
  • Good speed off perimeter while blitzing (Stays tight)

Cons:

  • Short in length
  • Thin build
  • Needs to add overall bulk along with power (Lacks frame) 
  • Lacks strength at LOS while in Press
  • Tends to open gate at LOS while in Press(Footwork)
  • Consistently struggles to stay in Phase while in Man Coverage

Analysis:

Former LSU Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has decided to declare for the upcoming draft. I currently have Mathieu projected as a Safety/Nickel. Mathieu possesses rare instincts along with very good return ability. Mathieu does need to work on his footwork while in Man Coverage. Small in stature, Mathieu will need to add overall bulk as well as strength.

 

 

 #7 Tyrann Mathieu, S/Nickel, LSU