Joe Mixon, the dubious running pull out of Oklahoma, has been chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals with the number-48 general pick in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. At 6-foot-1, 226 pounds, Mixon is a stupendous all-around running back who can play each of the three downs. He was not welcomed to the NFL Exploring Join in February.
In July 2014, Mixon was captured for punching 20-year-old Amelia Molitor, breaking four of her facial bones. In a matter of seconds a while later, Oklahoma suspended Mixon for a year, with him redshirting the season.
He in the long run entered an Alford request to a crime attack charge in October, getting a one-year conceded. He additionally needed to finish 100 hours of group administration and directing. On April 21 of this current year, Mixon and Molitor achieved a settlement and issued a joint explanation, with Mixon freely apologizing.
In 12 diversions last season at Oklahoma, Mixon scrambled for 1,274 yards and 10 touchdowns on 187 conveys, had 37 gatherings for 538 yards and five scores, and furthermore made them pass touchdown and another score on a kickoff return. He completed his school profession with 2,027 hurrying yards, 894 getting yards and 28 add up to touchdowns.
Looks like an expert competitor with a muscle-stuffed casing, including great constructed arms, tied calves and a capable lower half. Has stupendous beginning speed and sidelong readiness for a player of his size, evading shields around other people with avoids and bounce slices and hurdling through gaps with moment quickening and the speed to score from any point on the field.
Mixon is a characteristic with the ball in his grasp, indicating fantastic expectation, vision and persistence to set up his squares as a running back and returner. He is more effective than his tall casing may suggest, bringing down his shoulders into would-be tacklers and indicating great leg drive, forward lean and assurance to complete runs.
He is more grounded than he looks, demonstrating great adjust to assimilate hits and keep his feet beating through contact. Mixon is a honest to goodness weapon as a recipient, appearing better than expected dexterity to secure the ball without losing speed and is a refined course runner, demonstrating the readiness and speed to make partition.
He is more youthful than most prospects, not turning 21 until July 24. Mixon has attracted correlations with Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Ringer.