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6-9-1, 3rd in AFC North

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis says it's important that Joe Mixon "understands the magnitude of what occurred, and as he moves forward in his NFL career, how he can distance himself from that one day." Says they have a plan in place and will draw on other teams' experience with players who entered the league under similar circumstances.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals needed a boost to their pass rush, so they selected Kansas State DE Jordan Willis in the third round.They got a player expected to go off the board much earlier than that. Willis had 11.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss. He also forced four fumbles in 2015. Between Willis and Joe Mixon, the Bengals have found a lot of value in this draft.


Bengals add Jordan Willis to D-line

Mel Kiper Jr. likes the work ethic of Cincinnati's third-round pick, although the Kansas State defensive end's tape isn't as impressive as his workout numbers.

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Jordan Willis was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 after leading all Power 5 defenders with 75 quarterback pressures.

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Joe Mixon was one of just two FBS players with a TD via pass, rush, reception and kickoff return in 2016, the first such season in Oklahoma history. His 151.0 scrimmage yards per game last season was also the highest by a Sooner since 2002.

Mixon's talent, Bengals' evaluation leads to being selected (0:49)

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Feeling from analysts within league was that Joe Mixon might last until the late 60s. The Bengals grabbed him earlier than that. It's the type of move a team is more apt to make when the owner is directly involved in personnel. No one can fire the owner if this blows up.

Bengals select Mixon in second round (0:36)

Bengals take controversial Joe Mixon

Cincinnati decided to take a chance on the Oklahoma running back, who has the game-breaking ability and athleticism to have a successful career in the NFL, according to Mel Kiper Jr.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Like a lot of teams, the Bengals spent a great deal of time with Joe Mixon and came away believing he was a different guy than he was three years ago when he punched a female student in the face and got suspended for a year. They rated him a first-round talent and decided the risk was worth it in the middle of the second. We will have much more coverage on this as the night goes on. Obviously not an easy situation to discuss.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Ravens selected LB Tyus Bowser and the Bengals are now on the clock after trading back with the Vikings. Strong possibility RB Joe Mixon is the pick here.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals received the Vikings fourth rounder (128 overall) to trade down to 48. The Vikings took RB Dalvin Cook, who was someone the Bengals brought in for a visit. Interesting that the Bengals passed on selecting RB Joe Mixon in that spot.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have traded back with the Vikings. They will now select 48th.

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5hKatherine Terrell

Bengals brush off concerns, draft RB Mixon

Second-round draft pick Joe Mixon said the Bengals felt very comfortable selecting him after he had a "good talk" with team staff about his 2014 incident in Oklahoma when he punched a woman.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals WR John Ross said everyone always thinks of him as a 'track guy' because of his speed but in reality he only ran track one year in high school (100 and 200 meter sprinter), and he didn't even like it.

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11hSteve Muench

Round 2 mock draft: Bengals boost O-line

Free agency robbed the Bengals of two of their top offensive linemen. In the second round, they could take a guard who could be slotted right into the lineup.

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22hMel Kiper Jr.

Day 1 winners, question marks and more

He's a home-run threat for sure, but the No. 9 pick might have been a little too rich for someone with John Ross' injury history.

Team Stats

Passing Yards246.415th
Rushing Yards110.613th
Points For20.224th
Points Against19.78th

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