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** RD 2 - BENGALS select JOE MIXON, RB **

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Black Jesus is the poll God!

 

 (Rumble messed up BJ's poll by posting first) 

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What kind of asshole can't pronounce Muñoz? Goodell sucks.

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Video of the infamous 2014 punch

 

 

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Joe Mixon

6'1

226 lbs

Overview

Over the past three years, Mixon's off-field issues have overshadowed his on-field accomplishments. Named the No. 1 running back recruit in the country by some services, Mixon expected to make an instant impact. He ran afoul of the law in July 2014, however, by punching a female student after she shoved him. Mixon was suspended for the season, and more than two years later video of the incident was released, forcing him to publically apologize. Mixon was also suspended for one game this fall for disrespecting a parking attendant after receiving a ticket. He did receive first-team All-Big 12 honors for his on-field play, rushing for 1,274 yards, averaging nearly seven yards per rush with 10 touchdowns. He also ranked in the top five nationally with 194 all-purpose yards per game (37-538, 5 TDs receiving; 494 yards, TD on kick returns). In 2015, Mixon came on the scene as a rusher (753 yards, seven TD) and receiver (28-356, four TDs).

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding burst to go from first level to third level. Goes from glide to burst quickly and can hit chunk plays between tackles and around corners. Can go from elusive to banger when he needs to. Will drop the pads and drive through tacklers in short yardage spots. Flashy feet for his size. Can jump-cut around defenders in tight quarters. Smooth hips help him swivel around the second and third levels. Able to show and go leaving linebackers diving as he escapes out of the side door. Strong stiff-arm helps would-be tacklers catch grass stains. Can turn the corner and create a straightaway to the end zone. Was Big 12 leader in percentage of explosive carries (15-plus yards) at 11.9 percent. True three-down back. Devastating pass catching option. Excellent route runner creating immediate separation. Soft hands to make the easy catch and the one-hander. Will step in and square up his blocking responsibilities in pass game.

Weaknesses

Some in scouting community concerned with character beyond his domestic violence incident. Inconsistent as inside runner. Can be too patient at times. Looks for wide-open points of entry before he hits the gas. Can be nonchalant approaching line of scrimmage. Dances downhill allowing running lanes to become creases. Feet lag behind when headed into congestion and will get loose with his rush track inviting tacklers a chance to get a hand on him. Lacks creativity in initial stages of his run at times. Vision is just average. Fails to see backside cuts developing on stretch plays. Hops into his downhill cuts rather than a crisp plant-and-go.

Draft Projection

Round 2-3

Sources Tell Us

"I'm not going to talk about any character issue because every team has to go through and make their own decisions. As a player, he can play all three downs but he's not going to create for himself like Fournette or Cook. But he can also have an impact on the passing game that they can't have. I see him as a top-40 player. Obviously, he won't go there." -- NFC North area scout

NFL Comparison

Le'Veon Bell

Bottom Line

I've decided to give Joe Mixon a draft grade based on his talent and expected output if given a chance as an NFL running back. His draft slot will likely be impacted by his domestic violence issue. Mixon has the talent to be an every-down, all-day running back with the potential to take over a game on the ground or through the air. Life against weaker Big 12 defenses has created a more relaxed rushing approach for Mixon who will have to play at a faster pace as an NFL back. Mixon's vision is just average and he could struggle to create for himself in front of a subpar offensive line; however, he can play in any rushing scheme and can be moved all over the field as a matchup option.
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Welp, guess I'll avoid social media and any sports talk radio for a few months....

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Alright Joe, getting a second chance, don't blow it.

 

Talent-wise he is a stud.

 

Now, go break some stealers faces!!!

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The good 

- Amazing ability. The best RB in the draft by talent. 

- Adrian Peterson like attributes. 

- Speed, power, versatility. 

 

The bad

- Punched Drunk Becky in 2014 after she pushed and slapped him. 

- Now teams and fans that wish they had him, will talk shit about the Bengals being a team of hoodlums.*

 

* Meanwhile, Murderer Ray Lewis is in the HOF. So fuck them. 

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Get over the Ray Lewis thing already...

 

anyway,  we have Antonio Brown (Ross) and now we got Leveion Bell (Nixon)...gee I wonder who's next?   Ryan Shazier??? :ninja:

 

All of a sudden we're trying to mimic PissPuke??/!?!?!?!  What in the fucking hell....

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Between Ross and Mixon our offense just got a whole lot better.

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Just now, Jason said:

Between Ross and Mixon our offense just got a whole lot better.

 

Defenses will be worried

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Mike Mayock: "He's a top 15 talent, but I wouldn't draft him because he punched a woman 3 years ago." 

 

Yeah, that's now how the real world works. He settled that case and even the woman said she has moved on. Mixon still has a life ahead of him and has a right to be employed.

 

Was that a scumbag move? Of course. But he was 18 and might live 60-70 more years. So what is he supposed to do? Crawl in a hole forever. Pac Man was exonerated on a similar situation in the past where a woman assaulted (using this word lightly) him first and he punched her. I would never advocate punching a woman (unless she was trying to stab you) but the case could be made that he was responding to her aggression. 

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"Mixon's vision is just average and he could struggle to create for himself in front of a subpar offensive line;"

 

 

Hmmmmm

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2 minutes ago, Hint of Snow said:

"Mixon's vision is just average and he could struggle to create for himself in front of a subpar offensive line;"

 

 

Hmmmmm

 

Still an upgrade over Hill.

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1 minute ago, Jason said:

Between Ross and Mixon our offense just got a whole lot better.

 

Initially I didn't like the pick of Ross considering who was still on the board, but I love the dimension he brings to the offense.  Something sorely lacking last year.  Add Mixon, LeVeon Bell like back and this offense has great potential....if Zampese can actually take advantage of the weapons at his disposal.  That's a big if IMO.  Not a fan of his thus far.  

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Just now, Jason said:

 

 upgrade over Hill.

 

I see what you did there

:P

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2 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

Still an upgrade over Hill.

I would have highlighted this

 

"subpar offensive line;"

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Also ... gotta keep this 100 ... if you think there isn't a racial component involved in this, you're blind to how the world works and even in how people subconsciously react to situations. His greatest crime wasn't hitting a woman, but hitting a blonde white woman. That is why some fans across the nation want him crucified more than they normally would.

 

This was a nation where 5 decades ago black men could be lynched for looking at a white woman, so Mixon is the inverse and became public enemy #1 in a league full of scumbags with hosts of offenses.

 

Now back to regular programming. :cool:

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1 minute ago, High School Harry said:

 

I see what you did there

:P

 

:lol: 

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Just now, Hint of Snow said:

I would have highlighted this

 

"subpar offensive line;"

 

I think our O-line could be better than last year.

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Just now, Jason said:

 

I think our O-line could be better than last year.

Yes there is room for improvement

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Most talented back we've had since Dillon 

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How many f*cks do the Bengals give about player behavior?  Zero f*cks.

 

It's embarrassing.  Munoz should have looked at the card, handed it back and said, "You do it."

 

I agree with those that say he will have a tough time behind the Benglas dogshit offensive line.  

 

You know they will lose ticket sales and possibly advertising revenue over it.  He had better be the second coming of James Brooks.

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