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Joe Mixon | Running Back

Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Age / DOB:  (21) / 7/24/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 226

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Bengals selected Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon with the No. 48 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
Mixon (6’1/228) was the Lightning to Samaje Perine’s Thunder as a Sooner, compiling a career 300/2,027/17 (6.8 YPC) rushing line with 65/894/9 (13.8 YPR) receiving. Also a standout pass-protection back, PFF College charged Mixon with just one QB hurry allowed on 48 blocking snaps. Mixon’s career 8.00 yards-per-touch average dwarfs Leonard Fournette (6.63), Christian McCaffrey (7.02), and Dalvin Cook (7.05), and Mixon’s workout metrics are eerily similar to Ezekiel Elliott’s with 4.43-4.50 speed, a 35-inch vertical, and 21 reps on the bench. Mixon’s off-field woes have been well documented, but his on-field talent isn’t in any doubt. Long term, he has Ricky Watters-level upside as a combination runner-receiver. Mixon's addition could make Jeremy Hill available for trade in Cincy. Hill has shown nothing since his rookie year, and Mixon should have no trouble passing him on the depth chart. Apr 28 - 8:37 PM

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