Troubled LSU star looks to prove doubters wrong in NFL Draft.
Tyrann Mathieu had a glittering 2011 season for the LSU Tigers, as he led the strong defence all the way to the National Championship game before being defeated by Alabama.
He set the college world on fire with his ferocious tackling, ball handling skills and impressive punt return skills, and was set for a stellar 2012 campaign.
That never happened, as he was suspended for multiple team violations, which included multiple drug test failures, and looked to be heading away from the NFL.
However, after a dedicated year in which he has put a lot of effort into his off-field problems and conditioning, the 20-year old is ready to make a claim for a team in the NFL Draft and prove his troubles are behind him.
Due to his lack of playing time and previous issues, few teams will take a chance on him until either the third or fourth round, and will look to sign him to a low money, but high incentive deal, hoping to get the best out of him.
He has already shown he has the capability to be a good player at the pro level, he just needs to prove now he can stay there.