Originally Posted by Nightfyre
I wanna throw this out there: Tyrann Mathieu as a free safety.
The dude may struggle in man coverage. He may be small. But he is a ball hawk who packs a punch.
There are some really good free safety prospects in:
Phillip Thomas, Fresno State
Bacarri Rambo, Georgia
TJ McDonald, UCLA
and I'd even put Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes in that group as well with his great size (6'2", 217 lbs).
The kid obviously has great instincts, but there is no way in hell that he's going to play anything other than PR/KR at the next level. At 5'8", 180, he would be absolutely destroyed at FS and lacks the height to play CB.
With a team that already has Arenas, McCluster and Wylie, Tyrann would be a redundant pick.
And add to it that he's a junkie. Can't stay away from it. You are talking about having to baby sit a punt returner. No way I'd waste a draft pick on that.