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Source: Tyrann ‘Honey Badger’ Mathieu will visit with Patriots

03.29.13 at 3:31 pm ET

The Patriots will hold a pre-draft visit with former Louisiana State cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, according to a league source.

Mathieu, formerly known as “The Honey Badger,” won the Chuck Bednarik award in 2011 as the best defensive college player in the country and was a Heisman finalist. However, he was booted from LSU for repeated violations of its drug policy. In all, the 5-foot-9, 176-pounder played two seasons for Louisiana State, and had 133 tackles (93 solo) and four picks in that stretch.

He reportedly has several predraft visits lined up, including one with the Niners.

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