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

NFL Combine 2013: Tyrann Mathieu Manages Only Four Reps on Bench Press

Former LSU Tigers defensive back Tyrann Mathieu was hoping to use the opportunity he was presented at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine to impress NFL scouts and show that he has been working hard to improve as a player, despite spending the entire season on the sidelines after being booted from the LSU football program.

Unfortunately for Mathieu, his time in Indianapolis is off to a rough start.

Mathieu started off the combine by measuring in at only 5-foot-9 and he was disappointing once again when he took to the bench press. “The Honey Badger” managed to put up only four reps of 225-pounds on the bench.

The poor number shows that Mathieu has not been working out in the weight room and he was not at all prepared for the test at the combine. For a player that is facing an uphill battle and trying to wow talent evaluators, this is not the impression he was looking to make.

Mathieu is likely to disappoint at the combine again on Monday when he has to run the 40-yard dash. Expect a time in the mid 4.5′s for Mathieu, which is anything but stellar.

Hopefully Mathieu can get it together and find a way to live up to his potential, but he has a lot of work to do and his combine is not going the way he had hoped.

Tags: 2013 NFL Draft LSU Tigers Tyrann Mathieu

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  • J.J. Kindred

    Shows how hard he’s been working to get back in people’s good graces.

  • Benny Beauregard

    Believe he waited too long to begin training for the combine. He was working on his ball hawking skills and probably could not get all of the work needed for all of the tests. Hope the Saints get him as an unsigned free agent. He will make someone a good kick returner and will develop into a good safety.

    • Elbert Roberts

      Benny have you been hanging out and partaking with him?? LOL

  • Bradley Wheat

    The honey badger obviously still has too much weed smoke in his lungs.

  • James Bowman

    How was his height supposed to have improved? I don’t like the guy but dang don’t point out stuff he can’t change.

    • Nathan Dick

      its probably disappointing because LSU probably had him listed at 5’11

  • jeff d

    he should’ve played his last year at LSU, It was foolish of him to go to the combine premature especially in his situation… even if he performed well he would be at least, no at the most, a third round pick… but that’s just my opinion

  • John Jones

    Ain’t you heard?
    Honey Badger Don’t Care.

  • Petey’s Head

    This is a dumb article. Nobody cares how many reps he put up in the bench press.

  • alhmiel

    who would want this low life on their NFL team?

  • Paulio Crockford

    Pussy. Just saying