Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/9/14
The Arizona Cardinals have selected Tyrann Mathieu with the No. 69 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Photo Via BlackSportsOnline Matheiu may come with a major warning label, but he’s well worth the risk in the third round, especially with the Cardinals. Arizona did manage to land former Colts cornerback Jerraud Powers and ex-Chargers CB Antoine Cason and also brought back Rashad Johnson and Yeremiah Bell, but there was a need after Greg Toler took his talents to Indianapolis, along with the departures of Kerry Rhodes and Adrian Wilson. Mathieu is a very fiesty and incredibly instinctual versatile defensive back and is just as dangerous to receivers on defense as he is in the open field as a punt returner, as the LSU product finished fourth in the nation with 16.2 yards per punt return in 2011. He’ll also have plenty of support in Arizona, as he’s already been mentored by Cardinals star corner Patrick Peterson, who has trained Matheiu through the offseason to pre...
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