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The Cardinals' draft class just got a little more interesting. After taking LSU linebacker Kevin Minter in the second round earlier Friday, the Cards selected troubled former LSU standout Tyrann Mathieu in the third round with the 69th overall pick.
Mathieu, a Heisman Trophy finalist as a sophomore in 2011 while playing alongside Patrick Peterson in the LSU secondary, was dismissed from the team the following offseason and admitted to teams during the NFL draft process that he failed upwards of 10 drug tests while in college. After initially announcing his intent to transfer, Mathieu instead sat out the 2012 season and declared for the draft.
The 5-foot-9, 179-pound cornerback, whom some analysts believe will be a nickelback or free safety in the NFL, became a household name during LSU's run to the national title game in 2011, posting two interceptions, 11 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, a team-leading 76 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks. He also returned two punts for touchdowns and finished fourth national with a 15.6-yard punt-return average. In the process, he won the Bednarik Award as the best defensive player in the country, was a unanimous first-team All-American and finished third in the Heisman voting.
The 20-year-old reportedly trained with Peterson, his new teammate, in Louisiana last offseason.
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Tyrann Mathieu finally went in the draft. The Honey Badger was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round — No. 69 overall — which may have been slightly higher than what most people expected. Mathiue’s stock had fallen after he was kicked off LSU’s football team for reportedly failing multiple drug tests. He spent some time in rehab and missed the entire football...
After not being taken last night in the first round of the NFL draft, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu posted a message on Twitter indicating that he believes he’s the best corner in this draft.
The hardest part is knowing your better!
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) April 26, 2013
It’s great that Mathieu believes he’s the best, but he’s going to need to prove it this season...
Matt Maiocco of the CSN Bay Area mentions that LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu a “definite possibility” for the 49ers at some point on day two.
Maiocco adds that San Francisco is unlikely to use their No. 34 overall pick on him.
Mike Jurecki tweets that the Cardinals could consider Mathieu at some point today with intention of using him at safety & corner in certain packages...
Tyrann Mathieu may not have been selected Thursday in the first round of the NFL Draft (it was in Round 3 to Arizona ), but at least the Honey Badger can take comfort in knowing that he didn't have the worst night among LSU defensive backs hoping to go pro.
According to KATC.com , former Tigers cornerback Tharold Simon was arrested Thursday in his hometown of Eunice, La., where...
It seems like Tyrann Mathieu has every intention of making it difficult for an NFL team to make a commitment to him.
The former LSU defensive back’s dalliances with drugs in the past is well documented and has caused teams to shy away from the troubled player, although, he is considered by some to be the best at his position in this year’s NFL Draft.
According to a report...
Day two of the NFL draft answered the pressing questions as to where Manti Te’o, Geno Smith and the former “Honey Badger” Tyrann Mathieu would end up. First up, Geno Smith.
Our last images of Geno Smith from day one of the draft were of Smith sitting in Radio City Music Hall waiting for his name to be called looking extremely uncomfortable. He didn’t even have an ensemble...
The phrase good things come to those who wait was paraphrased from the Book of Lamentations by the advertising agency BBDO to sell Heinz ketchup in the 1980s and Guinness beer in the mid-1990s.
It most certainly was not written or spoken or even considered as a passing thought by anyone in the 2013 NFL Draft.For the fans on the floor of Radio City Music Hall on Friday night for the...
Trey Wingo interviewed an emotional Tyrann Mathieu after he was drafted in the 3rd round by the Cardinals.
Tyrann Mathieu attends Senior Bowl practice as spectator
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Sports Illustrated cover NON-story on Tyrann Mathieu is a joke
After making safe picks in the first two rounds of the NFL draft, the Arizona Cardinals took a gamble with their third: The Honey Badger.
Believing a former Heisman Trophy finalist could get his life back on track, the Cardinals used their third-round draft pick to select LSU defensive back and kick returner Tyrann Mathieu.
The player known as the Honey Badger was one of the most...
According to USA Today Sports, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports told the Dan Patrick Show that LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu hurt his draft stock by blowing off interviews with a couple NFL teams.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer said during an interview on the Dan Patrick Show Friday that Mathieu blew off visits with the Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans last week. “Off the grid,” is the...
The LSU Tigers set an NFL Draft record by having 6 defensive players taken in the first 3 rounds of the draft. Yes, Tyrann Mathieu counts towards that number because the last school he played for was, you guessed it, LSU.
No. 6: Barkevious Mingo, Cleveland Browns
No. 18: Eric Reid, San Francisco 49ers
No. 45: Kevin Minter, Arizona Cardinals
No. 67: Bennie Logan, Philadelphia Eagles...
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Apparently, being an NFL Draft hopeful from LSU and also getting in trouble with the law aren’t mutually exclusive things.
That’s because in the midst of an NFL Draft where one of the biggest questions remains where Tyrann Mathieu will be selected after a slew of failed drug tests and an October arrest, another former Bayou Bengal was in...