Joe Mixon
Projection
Round 3
Grade
A
6.70
Eventual Starter

Joe Mixon

Running Back
Oklahoma
  • Year: Redshirt Sophomore
  • Height: 6-0 3/4
  • Weight: 228
  • 40-Yard: 4.43
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Has excellent size, speed and athleticism for an NFL RB. He's quick to the hole, has excellent vision and instincts and makes good decisions. Shows he can create and has the size and power to consistently get yards after contact. He is very reliable as a receiver, has good hands and can adjust to the ball. Shows a willingness to pass block. Is able to break the long run.

Weak Points

Missed all of 2014 because of disciplinary reasons. Has some serious off-the-field issues and wasn't invited to the Combine because of that. Doesn't play as fast as he times but his play speed is good.

The Way We See It

Mixon has the talent to come in and start for most teams in the NFL. He played in a rotation system at Oklahoma and the back he rotated with will also be drafted high. His skill set shows he can run inside and out, create, make people miss and he is a good receiver. That said, he may not get drafted because of the off-field issues, even though the circumstance happened when he was a freshman and he has been clean since, it still happened. Mixon has apologized and taken full responsibility for his actions but it will be up to each club's ownership to decide if that team wants to take a chance and draft him. Grade is based on talent, not where he will get drafted.