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Saints meet with Joe Mixon before Oklahoma pro day: report

Some NFL teams were upset the league didn't invite former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon to the combine last week because it limited the opportunity to fully vet him as a prospect.

With the Sooners holding their pro day Wednesday, teams will have a chance to see Mixon work out, but a few -- including the New Orleans Saints -- have already reportedly interviewed him.

According to a report by NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala, the Saints were one of four teams to meet privately with Mixon Tuesday, along with the Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns.

Saints meet with Joe Mixon before Oklahoma pro day: report | NOLA.com

He is the best all around 3 down back in the draft to fit SP offense. He will cut into Marks work load and probably make Mark expendable if all goes well. McCaffrey is the accent to the offense that would not cut into Marks work load.

Mixon and McCaffrey, or The M&M Brothers, would give the saints a two headed monster in the backfield that the saints have not had in years. Just dreaming.

If all goes well, welcome aboard is all I can say. I believe in second chances and a short leash

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Old 03-08-2017, 05:15 PM   #2
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March 8 (UPI) -- NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma Sooners football held its much anticipated pro day on Wednesday, giving polarizing running back prospect Joe Mixon an opportunity to audition for the NFL teams in attendance.


Mixon didn't disappoint with solid numbers in the broad jump (9-feet-10), vertical jump (35 inches), bench press (21) and his only 40-yard dash attempt that was clocked in the mid-4.4s, depending on the watch.

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Mixon, who measured a shade under 6-1 (6-feet 3/4-inches) and 228 pounds, wasn't invited to the NFL Scouting Combine last weekend in Indianapolis because of his off-field troubles.

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Mixon was outstanding during the positional drills, especially as a pass-catcher. He showed off fluid strides, soft hands and smooth body control to catch-and-run in one motion, displaying why some feel his receiving talent is his best asset. Mixon struggled during punt return drills, struggling to locate, but did improve with added reps.

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ILB Jordan Evans who had scouts talking after the workout.


At 6-3 and 232 pounds, Evans ran his 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds, adding excellent numbers in the short shuttle (4.22), vertical jump (38.5), broad jump (9-11) and bench press (19).

A surprise Combine snub, Evans put together a strong senior campaign, leading the Sooners in tackles (98) and interceptions (four), including two returned for scores. With his 2016 game film and his strong workout numbers, it would be a surprise if Evans isn't drafted.

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Although the running back under the microscope on Wednesday was Mixon, Samaje Perine has plenty of fans in the scouting community.

He mostly stood on his numbers from the Combine, but earned praise from NFL coaches for his work in the positional drills, taking instruction and applying it.


Perine put on a clinic of how a running back should look during blocking drills and held his own as a pass-catcher, especially considering he had to compete with Mixon. The Steelers, Vikings and Panthers showed interest in the powerful back and he only helped himself at the pro day.

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After declining his Senior Bowl invitation and choosing not to work out in Indianapolis, wide receiver Dede Westbrook had a lot on the line on Wednesday's workout.

He measured a hair under 6-feet and 174 pounds and ran a 4.40 in the 40-yard dash.


Westbrook didn't impress on the bench (eight reps) or running the short shuttle (4.39), but he caught almost everything thrown his way during drills.

He will be off some draft boards due to his off-field past, but for teams still considering him, Westbrook had a solid day.

http://www.upi.com/Sports_News/Colle...5411489005479/

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If you haven't seen the video of Mixon knocking that gal out, it's worth a look. The article says he hit "another student". What he actually did was knock out a female with a brutal right hook.

I know some on here are going to say she was the "aggressor" or whatever because she started pushing him away, but give me a break. He wasn't "protecting himself". He got pissed and she got hurt. I don't see the logic in it and any guy that can unload on a girl for pushing him away has issues.

Not a fan of this guys character. Sorry.
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If you haven't seen the video of Mixon knocking that gal out, it's worth a look. The article says he hit "another student". What he actually did was knock out a female with a brutal right hook.

I know some on here are going to say she was the "aggressor" or whatever because she started pushing him away, but give me a break. He wasn't "protecting himself". He got pissed and she got hurt. I don't see the logic in it and any guy that can unload on a girl for pushing him away has issues.

Not a fan of this guys character. Sorry.
I don't care. No one this day in age should be pushing, or hitting anyone. If you do you best be preapre for the possible results.

By using the stupid idiotic and outdate philosphy that a man should never hit a woman is absolute BS and gives them a free pass to attack men. It is wrong and if a B***h wants to hit a man the equal rights.

Could he have used better judgement shure but doesn't put him in the wrong on this.
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Re: Saints meet with Joe Mixon before Oklahoma pro day: report

What's that one saying? "If Hannibal Lecter ran a 4.3 teams would just diagnose him with an eating disorder." Still, it wouldn't make one iota of sense for us to bring in Mixon.
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In the world of equality, the person who threw the first punch is at fault. This is what drives me nuts about the equality bit. You want equality to what point? Keep the woman's card on the table and stop pulling it out when it suites your needs. just saying

I do not agree with it one bit. he was in the wrong in my world

But let the interview do the talking. history says he will not be in the black and gold. Passed on players that have done far less.
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If he fell to the 3/4th round then the risk/reward starts to take shape

Could easy be a changed man or could be another Galette,Hardy, Rice
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If the Saints think that he is worth the risk and draft him in whatever round, I don't give a crap.
If he plays great and helps the Saints win, I'm all for it.
It would be nice to have an entire roster of great citizens but whatever.
I want the Saints to win.
I don't hold athletes up to my children as Paragons of virtue.
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Or go 7-9 forever and enjoy "doing it the right way".
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If only he was a offensive guard with a nasty streak... I would be jumping for joy for the opportunity to pick him
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Re: Saints meet with Joe Mixon before Oklahoma pro day: report

actually the big story IMO is ILB Jordan Evans. round 5/6 and now with a bullet. round 4 would not be a reach. i was wondering why he did not get a combine invite. now i am really stumped.

he is on my radar again as high as the 4th.
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