i also think his PR skills are over exaggerated. he didn't do much of anything in the return game until the last game of the season. prior to the arkansas game, he was averaging 9.35 ypr. skyler green was a much better returner consistently than tyrann, and never returned a single punt in the nfl. people who think mathieu could make it in the league as a STs guy only are out of their minds.
I don't. He is the real deal, you bring up his punt returning ability early in the season, hell, he was just trying to get used to being out there then because Mile's just threw him out there unexpectledly during the season. Mile's had him and someone else(can't remember) taking turns because PP(another exceptional return guy) was gone.
He was nervous and just tryin not to fumble the punts back then, you could see it. But once he settled down at the end of the season and his confidence level skyrocketed as well, his natural talent took over. He is the real deal at returnining punts, he did it in HS and he can make people look foolish tryin to tackle him like he did against Georgia in the SECCG. LSU has had a lot of great return people from Skyler Green to the latest Odell Beckham, but Tryann Mathieu is not over exaggerated like you are tryin to say!
Skyler Green screwed himself in the NFL by trying to make it has a receiver only back then, had he also went after PR by the team that drafted him, I'm sure he would still be in the NFL today, but he didn't. Mathieu could easily just be a return guy in the NFL, but his playmaking ability on defense is just too much for teams to ignore!
This post was edited on 1/24 at 12:09 pm