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Marvin Lewis explains Bengals’ pre-draft process for Joe Mixon

July 13th, 2017 at 6:55 PM
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Lewis spoke of how the team had come to draft the former Oklahoma Sooners running back. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals took a big risk selecting Joe Mixon out of Oklahoma in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but they did it with eyes wide open. Head coach Marvin Lewis, in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio Thursday, delved into exactly what the team did before the draft to get all the facts about the young man.

“A lot of time, a lot of research,” Lewis said (h/t Conor Orr of “Time spent with Joe. Time researching people around Joe. Joe’s past in East Bay [California]. All those kinds of things that way. His past on campus at Oklahoma since the incident. So, there couldn’t be any other red flags to say, ‘Well, well, …

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Mixon, Marvin Lewis, NFL

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