Shyheim Cullen

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Syracuse LB Shyheim Cullen transfers to… NFL

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You never know exactly where you will land once you step foot in the NCAA’s transfer portal. In the case of Syracuse linebacker Shyheim Cullen, he is transferring to the NFL.

As reported by our colleagues over on Pro Football Talk, the Syracuse linebacker has decided to file his paperwork to enter the NFL’s supplementary draft. Cullen announced his paperwork had been approved for the NFL’s miniature draft, which is scheduled for July 10.

Shyheim was suspended by the Orange for an academic reason earlier this year. The suspension was to last through the end of the spring semester, giving him time to focus on bringing the grades up. It was previously expected Shyheim would enroll at another institution with the intent on returning to Syracuse in the summer or fall. Now, Shyheim will instead be hoping to on a training camp field at the next level somewhere in the NFL.

Cullen redshirted for the Orange in 2015 and played each of the past three seasons. He recorded 31 tackles last season for Syracuse. He was expected to be a starter this fall for Dino Babers.