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The Patriots could take a risk on Mathieu and show him the Patriot way.
One of the biggest question marks in the 2013 NFL Draft is Tyrann Mathieu.
He has shown that he has the talent on the field as a Heisman finalist in 2011. It is the fact that Mathieu missed the 2012 season, and his off-field troubles that have scouts skeptical.
What the Honey Badger accomplished during his time with the LSU Tigers cannot be ignored. In 2011 he led the team in tackles with 70 and forced an amazing six fumbles, recovering five of them.
Mathieu can also be a factor as a punt returner in the NFL as well as a defensive back. He was named the 2011 SEC Championship Game MVP, returning a punt 62 yards for a touchdown.
For the Patriots, the risk may be worth the reward with Tyrann Mathieu. He will likely be available in the second round and could possibly slip into the third.
The Patriots have dealt with players like Randy Moss and Corey Dillon before, which worked out very well. Perhaps the team could do it again with Mathieu.