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[News] Mathieu To Test Character Limits

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INDIANAPOLIS -- There are certain elements of a player's game that NFL teams can quantify. However, there are crucial aspects which cannot be defined by statistics. Character is one of them. Teams ...

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We already have one smurf CB in Boykin...do we really need another? How about a CB or 2 with some size?

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Yes he is small like Boykin.....and Boykin was by far our best CB last year. I say if you can get him late....why not.

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I''ll pass! On Smith and Mathieu. Maybe I just don't understand what the Eagles are looking for in a player.

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Mathieu smokes weed so does Vick, Herremans and a bunch of other NFL players. We don't need a QB in this draft because next year's draft is projected to be stockpiled with franchise QB types. We need to continue selecting the best player available. On offense we need a backup TE who has the ability to start in a year or two, more explosiveness out of our slot position and better backups on the OL. On D we need DBs, safeties and corners and depth at LB. If we sign a FA CB and give Curtis Marsh a shot at starting we'll be going in the right direction. A safety who is really underrated is DJ Swearinger, he is a BDawk clone and he brings an intimidation factor to the field that not many safeties have.

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Matt Elam is much closer to a bdawk clone. Just watch his highlight reel

Elam is actually a little bigger than Dawkins was when he came out of college, but I'd be happy if the eagles got elam and he was 3/4 the player dawk was

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Mathieu is a small tough guy, a physical, fearless corner, ball-hawk and play-maker. If we have Mathieu and Swearinger on the field with Sean Smith it gives our defense a toughness at the back end that we were missing these last few years, these guys play with attitude and aggression. Mathieu didn't earn the nickname "honeybadger' for nothing. He will earn instant respect in the NFL from whichever locker-room he goes in because he will earn it on the field. He is similar to Darrell Green in size and toughness.

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I have seen Matt Elam and i'll take Swearinger over him because he is bigger, faster and more of an intimidator. Matt Elam is 5'8", Swearinger is 6'0". I suggest you look up Swearinger highlights.

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We need corners with good field coverage and play like their lives depends on it. They need to have speed to keep up with receivers and running backs. They need the height, physicality weight and size to dominate any offensive weapons. Have already built some instincts in the coverage they must understand, to help them learn new things and be accustomed to getting back to the basics.

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My mock Eagles draft

1st rd- Chance Warmack, LG (trade down pickup additional #2pick)

2nd rd- Travis Kelce, TE

2nd rd- Terron Armstead, OT

3rd rd- DJ Swearinger, S

4th rd- Shamarko Thomas, S

5th rd- Tyrann Mathieu, CB

6th rd- Jordan Campbell, OLB

7th rd- Josh Boyce, WR

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The Philadelphia Eagles need thugs on the corners with the ability to shut down top rated NFC receivers and tackle a ball carrier. We don%u2019t need %u201Cthe wire fancy commentator%u201D or tweeting nickel corner that can%u2019t tackle a hash-tag or a player.

We need players like D-Dawk

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Correction

The Philadelphia Eagles need thugs on the corners with the ability to shut down top rated NFC receivers and tackle a ball carrier We do not need the wire fancy commentator or tweeting nickel corner that cannot tackle a hash-tag or a player.

We need players like D-Dawk

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It seems as though everyone thought Alabama had the most talented players but the combine shows that it was probably excellent coaching that caused them to dominate especially on the OL where their combine workouts have been sort of underwhelming.

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The combine results don't mean all of that much. Look how many "combine warriors" have been GARBAGE. It's all about the tape. It's a lot different doing things out of pads, than it is doing them with pads on.

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Dave... we need WAY too many defensive players to be taking all of those offensive players with early round picks... smh... You're pulling an Andy Reid. Swearinger is solid... Warmack's good as well... Kelce is a luxury... We need a safety or a corner there.

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Enough with little guys who are druggies like Matheau unless he is still available as a late round pick. I do like his stats on turnovers. God knows none of the Eagles defensive guys could cause or find a loose ball last year.

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theres a lot more players with worse backgrounds playing in the nfl. hes a damn good corner and we need help with that. id take a chance on him but not in the first couple of rounds. only if hes still around later in the draft

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So he smoked a little weed who hasn't dude ,If he's there for the 3rd round we should take him.Calling him a druggie shows you're age 70year fan. Don't be so judgmental man,that movie that you watched when it first came out and you totally believed in, Refer Madness wasn't real man,it was all a hoax dude. Like maybe Tyrann like will end up being totally awesome .It would be far out man.

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Mathieu is an interesting prospect for the Eagles. He reminds me of Courtland Finnegan, a CB who makes up for what he lacks physically by getting into his opponent's head. Off the field issues aside, the Eagles could use a guy like that.

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