RB Joe Mixon was selected by bengals on NO.48

Questionable running back prospect Joe Mixon, who had been the topic of national attention after he was proven punching a lady on camera, was drafted by Cincinnati Bengals at №48 overall pick within the second round from the National football league draft on Friday.

Mixon was pegged by many people draft analysts to become Day 2 pick despite questions regarding his character following a incident, which happened in This summer 2014 just before his newcomer season at Oklahoma.

Oklahoma suspended Mixon for any season after he was proven on camera punching and knocking out Amelia Molitor, another Oklahoma student, following a brief confrontation in a Norman, Oklahoma, restaurant. Molitor endured fractured bones in her own face, based on the Connected Press. Video from the incident wasn’t published until following a judge purchased the discharge of security videos in December 2016.

Mixon, 20, completed twelve months of probation, 100 hrs of community service and behavior counseling included in a plea agreement to some misdemeanor assault charge, based on court public records. A week ago, funds was arrived at within the civil suit Molitor filed against Mixon, based on the Connected Press. The the settlement weren’t disclosed.

Mixon is one among the very best running backs of the year’s draft class. The National football league did not invite him towards the scouting combine, but he’d a powerful pro day, clocking the official duration of 4.5 seconds within the 40-yard dash. He was rated just outdoors the very best five of National football league Network draft analyst Mike Mayock’s final pre-draft rankings. Although Mixon met with a minimum of 15 teams prior to the draft, some was without him on their own draft boards.

Speaking around the Wealthy Eisen Display on April 12, Mixon reiterated he’s a “different person” from the one that punched a lady in an Oklahoma restaurant in 2014 and stated he is not “running from the truth that I designed a huge mistake.”

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Coming back from suspension, Mixon rushed for 753 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2015 before tallying 1,274 yards and 10 touchdowns this past year.