Tyrann Mathieu has never suffered from a lack of confidence. But the "Honey Badger" definitely upped the ante this week when he planned to throw a “1st round draft pick party” in New York City even though most draft analysts pegged him as a likely second day pick. Late Wednesday, Mathieu came to his senses and canceled the party. In the end, the Honey Badger did care.
Every year there is a guy or two who goes from unknown to first day NFL pick based on an impressive performance at the NFL Combine. Likewise, there are always a few big name players who see their draft stock slide after a sub-par showing.
With the 2013 NFL Combine wrapping up yesterday, here are some players whose draft status changed significantly.
In early September, Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman Trophy candidate Manti Te’o—just days after learning of the death of his girlfriend—led the Fighting Irish to an emotional upset of then-#10 Michigan State. However, in one of the most bizarre twists we’ve seen in college football, it now appears that the whole story about a dying girlfriend was a hoax.
Stanford rolls into the Granddaddy of Them All after winning four consecutive games over ranked opponents. Wisconsin is appearing in its third consecutive Rose Bowl, but is seeking its first win since back-to-back victories in 1999-2000.
It was another exciting week in college football, with four of this last week’s bowl games being decided in the final minute or overtime. Here are all the highlights from the last week in college football.
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