Bengals RB Mixon brings pass-game skill to Cincinnati
- The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon in the second round of the draft.
- In Mixon’s final season at Oklahoma, 57 percent of his yards (723 of 1261) came on runs of 15 yards or more, which was the highest mark by a 2017 NFL prospect.
- Mixon was also one of the more elusive backs of 2016, managing to force a missed tackle every 3.9 touches (57 forced missed tackles on 224 touches).
- Though he wasn’t asked to pass block often at Oklahoma, he allowed a mere 1 hurry on 48 pass-block snaps (98 percent pass-block efficiency).
- Mixon led the 2017 NFL draft class in yards per route run, at 2.83 (564 yards on 199 routes).