With the Cincinnati Bengals re-signing kick/punt returner Brandon Tate and Adam Jones this offseason, they eliminatyed an immediate need for a return man in the upcoming NFL Draft. Still, Jones has only played in double-digit games once in his past four NFL seasons, and Tate on punt returns has been close to the equivalent of Brad St. Louis with long-snapping duties. Needless to say, they’ll need another decent return man on the roster when the 2013 season opens, and they may be looking at one of the most polarizing prospects of this year’s draft class in LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu:
According to Bengal CB Leon Hall the ‘Honey Badger’ Tyrann Mathieu was visiting the team today and had a chance to talk to him
— Pat Kirwan (@PatKirwanCBS) April 15, 2013
If he can overcome his long-chronicled battle with drugs, Mathieu will be a solid pickup for who ever nabs him in the upcoming draft. has been projected as a second or third-round draft pick by many draft experts.