Bengals draft University of Oklahoma's Joe Mixon in second round of NFL draft
7:44 PM, Apr 28, 2017
10:41 PM, Apr 28, 2017
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is headed to Cincinnati, which added to its reputation for taking chances on players with off-field problems.
The Bengals traded down in the second round, then took the 5-foot-10 running back with the 48th overall pick Friday. Mixon was one of the top running backs in the draft, but dropped because he was suspended his freshman season for punching a woman and breaking bones in her face.
Cincinnati needed a running back after Rex Burkhead left for New England. Plus, Giovani Bernard is recovering from a torn ACL, raising doubts about depth at the position.
The second round of the NFL draft started with a flurry of trades and a couple of defensive back teammates from Washington being selected.