Mixon is widely considered the most polarizing prospect in the entire class. In his two years as a producing back for the Sooners, Mixon has shown skills and traits that would easily make him one of the top backs to be had in the early rounds.
However, in 2015, Mixon was suspended from the team for an incident where he struck a woman in the face, causing multiple injuries – he returned to the team the following year. In 2016, the video of the incident was released from a security camera, opening up Mixon’s scrutiny once again, and clouding his draft stock.
Mixon’s outlook is all over the map. Some teams have removed him from their draft boards completely. Others seem to believe this kind of action is behind him and seem to be willing to draft him in the Top 50.
With the Buccaneers’ running back situation regarding Doug Martin murky at best, it appears the Buccaneers are doing their due diligence to find out what kind of person Mixon will be coming into the NFL.
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: email@example.com
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