Joe Mixon gets his chance to impress scouts soon

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Banned from the Scouting Combine due to an ugly assault that occurred in 2014, former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will get his chance to show what he can do soon. Mixon and the other draft-eligible Oklahoma players will work out at the team’s Pro Day workout on Wednesday.

What Mixon does on Wednesday will be a factor in his overall assessment. For now, the threshold question remains when, and if, an owner will green light a decision to draft Mixon.

As a key decision maker with one team recently told PFT, Mixon would be a high second-round pick and maybe a low first-round pick if he had a clean off-field record. Notwithstanding his misconduct, a devastating punch to a woman’s face caught on video, the current thinking is that someone will pick Mixon in round three or four.

The perceptions regarding Mixon, along with his ultimate draft stock, will change based on what he does on Wednesday and what teams learn about him. The things that coaches and other staff at Oklahoma say privately about Mixon will matter.

Regardless, he’ll end up getting a chance to perform at the next level. While his arrest and guilty plea will likely result in his draft stock dropping, he’ll still get an opportunity to perform at the next level.

21 responses to “Joe Mixon gets his chance to impress scouts soon

  1. His highlight reel shows off his physicality… and his willingness to level any women.

    He broke her eye socket, cheek bone and jaw because he was unable to take no for an answer and had to follow her into the restaurant and continue to escalate the situation.

  2. What about the lady who slapped and hit him? Not like he got to that ugly moment on his own…..

    Will her employment be threatened? Has she apologized on TV?

    God forbid the gender equality thing apply to more than just paychecks……

  3. Hopefully he will be a little more truthful in his discussions with NFL GMs than he was in the media where his memory was murky or certain details of the day kind of conflicted with the victim’s account at several points.

  4. Hanspard – are you kidding me? A man, especially with his overpowering physique, should NEVER touch a woman – be a real man and walk away. He did a lot of damage to this woman. I believe in forgiveness, but he doesn’t deserve to be in the NFL. His disregard for human life is astounding – he could have killed that woman with one punch. SMH

  5. I don’t care how good this dude is. What he did makes him a coward and if I were an NFL team, I would t want a coward on my team.

  6. I think Mixon goes in the 2nd or 3rd round. I think the video actually helps Mixon. A lot of people are hearing that the kid just walked up and punched a woman, but when they see the video, and they see her jump up and slap him in the face, they’ll be more supportive. Especially parents who are adamant about equal rights. I think a lot of women will be supportive of Mixon too. Women have been fighting for equal rights for a long time, and they don’t want this case to set them back. They realize equal rights are a two way street.

  7. I would imagine the woman that slapped him would prefer to see him drafted in the first round. More money for the inevitable forthcoming lawsuit. There is no sense suing someone that has nothing.

  8. still never a mention of his victim’s shattered face and mutiple surgeries, or the fact that she will never be the same.

    pftroll is more intent on helping him get a job.

  9. ” A man, especially with his overpowering physique, should NEVER touch a woman – be a real man and walk away. He did a lot of damage to this woman. I believe in forgiveness, but he doesn’t deserve to be in the NFL. His disregard for human life is astounding – he could have killed that woman with one punch.
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    Apparently you don’t believe in forgiveness. Disregard for human life, did he kill someone?

    Are you perfect? Have you never done something so stupid you need to regret it forever? Then we’ve apparently found the second coming of Jesus. Mixon was a pumped up 18 year old with an attitude and he did strike a young woman and did seriously injure her. There is no doubt about that.
    Quite honestly, she should get a portion of whatever contract he does secure as part of damages.

    But, does that disqualify him from ever moving forward? Has he grown in the years since then?

    Forgiveness means not forgetting what has happened, but realizing peace doesn’t come about by holding in hate. A higher Power forgives but doesn’t forget, and that means people who can’t forgive other people.

  10. simpleoneaz says:
    Mar 6, 2017 6:16 AM
    Hanspard – are you kidding me? A man, especially with his overpowering physique, should NEVER touch a woman – be a real man and walk away. He did a lot of damage to this woman. I believe in forgiveness, but he doesn’t deserve to be in the NFL. His disregard for human life is astounding – he could have killed that woman with one punch. SMH

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    ………

    You don’t know how he grew up or how strong and violent some of the women he grew up are either. Stop acting like everyone’s life and environment are like yours.

  11. Gender equality is the dumbest argument available in this scenario… it does not mean that women are on the same physical level of as men. It’s like saying since we have racial equality Asians have frizzy naturally blonde curly hair and white guys are going to dominate the NBA.

  12. You have to believe that people defending this turd are women abusers too.

    Real tough guys. SMH.

  13. My call : The Colts draft Mixon. 5th round.

    If they pass him in the 5th, the Vikings pick him up in the 5th round instead.

  14. “My call : The Colts draft Mixon. 5th round.

    If they pass him in the 5th, the Vikings pick him up in the 5th round instead.”

    While I don’t necessarily disagree with this assessment, I just don’t think he will still be available in the 5th.

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