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IU football’s Tiawan Mullen is foregoing final year of eligibility, entering NFL Draft

Indiana’s roster suffered another major blow on Wednesday afternoon.

Four-year starting cornerback Tiawan Mullen announced he is foregoing his final year of college eligibility and entering the 2023 NFL Draft.

“To my teammates, I built a bond that I can call a brotherhood forever,” Mullen said in a Twitter post.

“I appreciate Coach (Tom) Allen and Coach (Brandon) Shelby for giving me the opportunity to put on the cream and crimson.  Learning from you two, I grew as a person, which would take me further than I can even imagine.”

The Fort Lauderdale, Fla. product had one year of eligibility remaining due to the 2020 COVID season waiver.

Mullen became the first Indiana cornerback to earn first-team All-America honors in 2020. He is the second cornerback in school history to achieve All-America status.

For his IU career, Mullen played in 40 games and had 144 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 33 passes defensed, five interceptions, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries.

The 5-foot-10 Mullen arrived at IU as a four-star prospect by Rivals … played in the 2019 All-American Bowl

Mullen’s brother Trevell is slated to be a redshirt freshman cornerback on the 2023 roster.

Mullen is the first IU player following the 2022 season to enter the NFL Draft with eligibility remaining.  Previously, other high profile players including linebacker Dasan McCullough and tight end A.J. Barner announced they were entering the transfer portal.  In total, 13 players from the 2022 team have announced their departure as of this writing.

To see a full list of Indiana’s offseason roster activity, GO HERE:

IU football: 2022 postseason transfer portal tracker and other roster activity

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