Report: Former LSU Tigers DB Tyrann Mathieu To Enter 2013 NFL Draft

January 6, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; LSU Tigers cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (7) talks during media day for the 2012 BCS National Championship game to be played on January 9, 2012 against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Former LSU Tigers defensive back and Heisman Trophy Finalist Tyrann Mathieu had a quick fall from grace after being dismissed from the LSU football team prior to the start of the season. Mathieu was later looking to get his life turned around, but found himself in trouble after being arrested on simple marijuana possession charges with some fellow LSU Tigers.

In an effort to distance himself from the negative influences in his life, Mathieu moved to South Florida to live with the family of his former teammate and current Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson.

With the turmoil in his life finally settling down, Mathieu plans to announce the next move of his career on Thursday.

Per ESPN’s Joe Schad, Mathieu will announce his decision to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.

The man who was commonly known by college football fans as “The Honey Badger” was receiving some first-round buzz for the upcoming NFL Draft before his off-the-field issues got the best of him. There is now some belief that Mathieu could completely fall off of team’s draft boards, but all it takes is one team.

It is hard to imagine a player with the raw talent of Mathieu making it through April’s draft without hearing his name called. Once Mathieu announces his decision, he will need to blow away NFL GM’s and scouts in offseason workouts and in the interview room to state his case for becoming a NFL defensive back.

Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, Football, LSU Tigers, Tyrann Mathieu

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  • Dewayne Guyton

    I hope he does well! There is no denying this boy has true talent. As long as he gets his attitude and lifestyle in check, he can go a long way, and this coming from a die hard Bama fan! Roll Tide!

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    Poo Boo wants to play football

  • coop

    I hope he does not get drafted on any NFL team, he does not deserve to get paid that much money whens hes had 3 chances to make things right. You can only give someone so much before its just plain ridiculous.

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