Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu Only Manages 4 Reps on Bench Press at Combine
As you know, I am not big on the combine being the final word on if a prospect will be a good NFL player or not, but if you are the Honey Badger and had almost a year to train for this, you can’t max out at 4 reps on the bench press.
The “Honey Badger” did 4 reps in the bench press
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) February 25, 2013
It isn’t about if the bench press means he can play or not, it is about how dedicated he is to truly rehabilitating himself and will he put the work in.
Right now, it isn’t looking too good. When you have a lot of red flags, you have to perform that much better than everyone else who has a clean slate. No one was expecting 30 reps from Honey Badger, but giving up at four will put a lot of doubt in teams mind if he is really serious about trying to play.