Excerpt: "Sunday is the biggest day here at theNFL Scouting Combine
. Media availability continues, while the skill-position players hit the field. Here's what we learned:
» Don't call him "Honey Badger" anymore. Tyrann Mathieu is looking to shed his past. In a fascinating sessionwith reporters, Mathieu talked about rehab, being humiliated and enjoying too many things other than football."My best friend right now is honesty," Mathieu said.Mathieu is short and not particularly fast. But NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock still believes Mathieu should find a home in the NFL as a slot cornerback.
» Everywhere I go in Indianapolis, I hear someone say the Alex Smith-to-Kansas City Chiefs deal is all but done. (Now CBS is reporting a deal is "effectively done" for Smith but won't name the team.)Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said in a text message to The Florida Times-Union that it's "not us" who has a deal in place. NFL.com's Albert Breer reported a high-ranking San Francisco 49ers source says he's not aware of a deal being done. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport says the Chiefs have showed the most interest. Mr. RapSheet also hears the Chiefs are particularly high on offensive tackle Luke Joeckel as a No. 1 overall pick candidate." Read more...