LSU Football: 5 Tigers Who Need to Step Up After the Dismissal of Tyrann Mathieu

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LSU Football: 5 Tigers Who Need to Step Up After the Dismissal of Tyrann Mathieu
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Less than 24 hours after the Los Angeles Lakers pulled off a mega trade for Dwight Howard, the college football world got rocked with huge news as well.

LSU dismissed 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu for violating school and team rules. 

This is a huge loss for the preseason No. 1-ranked Tigers, who already face the challenge of replacing Morris Claiborne, Ron Brooks and Brandon Taylor, all of whom were selected in April's NFL draft.

So now that Mathieu is gone, who will be looked at to fill the void left by the Honey Badger?

Let's break down five Tigers who need to step up after the dismissal of Tyrann Mathieu.

Bleacher Report style! 

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