Tyrann Mathieu arrived on the red carpet of the ESPN the Magazine pre-draft party Wednesday night confident and with a bold prediction. Asked if he could replace cornerback Darrelle Revis with the Jets, after Revis was traded to the Buccaneers Sunday, the former LSU cornerback replied, "I feel like I'm the guy to do it." However, he also said that the Jets have shown "no interest at all" in him. As for the Giants, Mathieu said he met with them at the Senior Bowl and the Combine. "I think they're interested, but I think they're gonna play their cards right," he said. "I don't think they'll draft me. I don't think they're that interested. It's just my gut feeling." The "Honey Badger" was a Heisman finalist in 2011 before being dismissed from the program last year. He has spent time in drug rehab and declared for the NFL Draft. Mathieu's draft stock is a big question mark, but he's confident his talent will carry him despite his spotty off-the-field track record. "I expect to go in the first round, yes I do," Mathieu said. "I think I'm a first-round talent, but I think l'll fall to the second."
Tyrann Mathieu believes he's the guy to replace Darrelle Revis
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