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The Honey Badger

I Was the BEST PLAYER

at the NFL Combine

3/13/2013 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Honey Badger ain't modest ... not even a little bit ... 'cause the former LSU superstar football player tells TMZ he believes he was the BEST player at the NFL combine, period.

Tyrann Mathieu arrived in L.A. yesterday ... where he's all set to participate in a segment for ESPN's "Sports Science" ... but while he waited for his bags at LAX, the 20-year-old talked all about his upcoming career as an NFL pro.

Among the topics -- Mathieu told us which NFL team he wants to play for ... why he excelled at the combine ... and how he's focused on returning to greatness after his recent drug issues.

Tyrann had a rough year in 2012 ... getting kicked off the LSU football team for violating team rules. A few months later, he was arrested for drug possession.

But Honey Badger put together an impressive NFL combine last month -- running a 4.50 in the 40-yard dash ... and excelling in position drills.

He's projected to be drafted somewhere close to the 4th round -- but it's possible someone takes a chance on him early when the NFL Draft goes down in April.

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16.

Murphman    

So whats your point homie. Some do crappy at the combine and go on to greatness like Tom Brady. 5 years from now this tool will prob have been booted from NFL for drugs. He'll get a reality show and feel important again.

486 days ago
17.

IndyMike    

Marijuana isn't drug issues. Shows because most athletes smoke pot and it doesn't affect them

486 days ago
18.

Violent Pope    

This douche bag is going to be a problem for any team stupid enough to draft him.

486 days ago
19.

Buddy The Elf    

great to see being busted for drugs, kicked off your team, losing a season of college, being publicly humiliated and generally considered a bad guy has given you the perspective and humility in life that you so needed.

486 days ago
20.

Buddy The Elf    

great to see being busted for drugs, kicked off your team, losing a season of college, being publicly humiliated and generally considered a bad guy has given you the perspective and humility in life that you so needed.

486 days ago
21.

Truth    

2 BAD THE MOFO PLAYS CORNERBACK, A TOTALLY LACK LUSTRE POST THAT NO 1 GIVES 2 F*CKS ABOUT. MIGHT SWITCH TO WIDE RECEIVER. COCAINE IS HELLUVA DRUG. #TRUTH!!

486 days ago
22.

Marvin    

To sign this thug to your ball club is just asking for trouble. He has demonstrated time and time again he can't be trusted. I will pull against any team that signs him.

486 days ago
23.

jeannie    

He was also arrested for a fight outside a bar after breaking team curfew. If I remember correctly, he and 3 others beat the victim badly

486 days ago
24.

jl    

What he meant to say was that he had the best weed at the combine

486 days ago
25.

david    

he must have got 100% better since the Bama-Lsu National Title game....because the only thing he played well was his mouth

486 days ago
26.

I am Spartacus    

Impressive, yea the 4 reps of 225 he did was really impressive. You got kicked out of LSU and haven't been playing for an entire year, have you been doing ANY training? 4 reps. He was barely in the top 20 for DBs in the 40 yard dash. If he thinks his combine was that impressive then he must still be stoned.

486 days ago
27.

MadCharles    

On field proves the Combine or NFL Draft are simply a cross between American Idol and The Biggest Loser..

486 days ago
28.

en Todo Momento!!    

oh come on. tweebo or braidy would put this kid to shame. learn from the best. stay humble.

486 days ago
29.

brent    

Yeah cause NFL teams love investing in 20 year old drug addicts. LMAO

486 days ago
30.

en Todo Momento!!    

and anyways.. they need you to be dirty, a badboy to play in the good ol almighty NoFknLife league. a goody two shoes is pretty unwelcome, until he proves his dirty side. go figure. drugs? i bet his mom is real proud of him now... next up? crack.

486 days ago
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