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Bengals select OU's Mixon in second round

FILE: Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon warming up for his team's game against Houston on Sept. 3rd, 2016. (KTUL)

With the 48th overall selection of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon. Many experts considered Mixon to be a "first round" talent, but given Mixon's previous incident in 2014 where he punched out a female student, teams considered him to be a potential off-the-field liability.

Mixon was first team All-Big 12 this past season with 1,274 yards rushing while averaging nearly 7 yards per carry. In addition, he ranked top five nationally with 194 all-purpose yards per game in 2016.

Mixon also settled his civil suit regarding the 2014 altercation in the past week.

(UPDATE: 8:19 p.m.) The Bengals released a statement on behalf of longtime head coach Marvin Lewis regarding Mixon.


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