Adoree’ Jackson’s lifelong dream became a reality Thursday night: He’s going to be a video game star in Madden.
The Bengals selected Mixon Friday with the 48th overall pick in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Mixon was suspended for the entire 2014 season after punching a woman in July of 2014. Video of the incident, in which he reacted to a push from Amelia Molitor with a single punch, surfaced last year. A backlash of negative public relations followed for both Mixon and the Sooners football program.
Mixon reached a settlement last week in a civil suit filed by Molitor, whose jaw was broken from the punch.
Mixon was not invited to the NFL combine, but did meet with 24 teams prior to the draft.
The 6-1, 226-pound running back ran for 1,274 yards and 10 touchdowns last season on 187 carries. He rushed for 2,027 yards and 17 scores, with a 6.8-yards-per-carry average, in the two seasons following his 2014 suspension. He also caught 65 passes for 894 yards and nine touchdowns.
This year, however, cannot be matched. It combines blockbuster deals, splurgy signings and the typical shrewd moves that keep the Patriots ahead of all NFL competition. And the gravy comes in the form of the moves New England did not make.
The Patriots in 2017 are piling on what Tom Brady and Belichick did to get their fifth ring together in epic comeback fashion against the Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Since James White scored that game-winning touchdown in overtime, they’ve been relentless in reworking their roster. According to Bovada, their projected win total is over/under 12.5, and they are heavy 15/4 favorites to repeat.