Now he awaits the NFL Draft entrance exam: The NFL Combine. That is something Joe Mathis is taking very seriously.
And for good reason. He is not only competing against other college players hoping to be chosen by an NFL team. He is also fighting a perception that he was injured, and must now prove his health to teams as well.
The good news is that surgeries to repair soft tissues in the toe have great results. In fact, the discipline of Mathis in training and rehabbing after the surgery should result in a full recovery.
Joe Mathis is not the talk of the NFL Draft yet, but he soon will be. Word is beginning to spread. Both Behind the Steel Curtain and Inside the Pylon have great scouting reports on on this young man. In fact, read up on him. He is an ideal prospect for a team that loves hybrid edge defenders.