Bengals RB Mixon brings pass-game skill to Cincinnati

Mixon was a strong performer as a receiver with Oklahoma in college.

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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).

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