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Mayock believes the class of cornerbacks isn’t top-heavy, but the options he expects the Redskins to have with the 51st pick don’t include anyone he currently ranks among his top five at the position.

He suggested California’s Marc Anthony, Connecticut’s Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Southeast Louisiana’s Robert Alford, William & Mary’s B.W. Webb and Rutgers’ Logan Ryan for Washington at No. 51.

“There are five guys there that are going to go in the second or third round that some of them are longer, outside corners; some of them are quicker, shorter, inside slot-type guys,” Mayock said. “But they’re going to fall in that range from 50 through the end of the third round.”

Beyond that, there’s the rather fascinating case of former Louisiana State cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.

Also known as the Honey Badger, Mathieu was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2011, when Robert Griffin III won it. He was kicked out of school, though, and sat out the 2012 because of drug and alcohol problems.

He has since completed drug rehabilitation and continues with counseling.

“My best friend right now is honesty,” he said. “I want to be as open as possible because I’m trying to rebuild people’s trust, and I want those guys to be able to trust me, and I hold myself accountable.”

Mathieu was scheduled to visit with the Redskins at the combine.

“I know what it’s like not to have football,” he said. “I know what it’s like not to be the center of attention, and I know what it’s like to be humiliated. To go back down that road, nah, not a chance in this world. Not a chance in my lifetime again. Every day it’s a process. I’m not saying that I’m totally there, but I am taking strides everyday to be the best person that Tyrann can be.”

Mayock projects Mathieu as a nickel cornerback and return man, one who won’t require a high draft pick to obtain.

“I don’t think he’s going to run better than the 4.5 or 4.55,” Mayock said. “If he does, that will help him. So most teams that I’ve talked to have him more in the fourth round because they don’t think he’s very big and he’s not going to run very fast, and he’s had off‑the‑field issues. That could change with a good time, but he’s an intriguing guy.”