Posted by Brian Hawkes

 


DFW 2017 ROOKIE PROFILE: RB Joe Mixon


Joe Mixon – Redshirt Sophomore/ 6’1”/ 226 – Oklahoma

  • Ideal size for an every down work load
  • Versatile running back; weapon in the passing game
  • Elite patience waiting for plays to develop
  • Excellent acceleration to hit the hole
  • Good (not elite) long speed
  • Will take negative plays as he seeks rushing lanes
  • Only two college games with 20+ carries (complementary role to Samaje Perine)
  • 2016 set Oklahoma all time single season record holder for all purpose yards (2,331)
  • Averaged 194.3 all purpose yards per game
  • 1,812 scrimmage yards ranked #2 in Big 12 in 2016
  • 6.81 yards per carry ranked 4th in NCAA among running backs who averaged at least 100 rushing yards per game
  • Second most receptions on team with 37
  • 2015 v. Tennessee (#16 ranked total defense): 2 recs., 51 total yards
  • 2015 v. Akron (#23 ranked total defense): 3 recs., 142 totals yards, 1 TD
  • 2015 v. Clemson (#24 ranked total defense): 3 recs., 15 total yards (left game with concussion)
  • 2016 v. Ohio State (#6 ranked total defense): 2 recs., 93 total yards, 1 KR TD
  • 2016 v. Houston (#13 ranked total defense): 5 recs., 117 total yards, 1 TD
  • 2016 v. Auburn (#28 ranked total defense): 5 recs., 170 total yards, 2 TDs
  • Missed 0 starts due to injury
  • 1 fumble every 50 touches in 2016
  • In 2014, Mixon physically assaulted a female student in public; incident was caught on video (graphic)
  • Mixon was forced to sit out his true freshman year for disciplinary reasons following this incident
  • Assault likely contributed to Mixon being excluded from the NFL combine
  • In 2016, Mixon was suspended for one game for an incident with an on campus parking attendant (ripped parking ticket and threw it in their face)
  • Character concerns and fear of public relations backlash may cause NFL teams to remove Mixon from their draft boards
  • Five star prospect as a High School Senior
  • Rivals #1 ranked RB in the 2014 High School class (Dalvin Cook #2, Christian McCaffrey #3)
  • Assuming he’s on an NFL roster, he will turn 21 years old during training camp of his rookie year (birthdate 7/24/96)
  • COMBINE UPDATE: TBD
  • NFL DRAFT SELECTION: TBD
  • DYNASTY ROOKIE: 1.01-1.06, based on talent alone.
  • 2017 OUTLOOK: