Joe Mixon’s debut with the Oklahoma Sooners was both highly anticipated and highly successful. So much so that there’s talk of him possibly bolting to the NFL following his redshirt sophomore season this fall. While I believe that him leaving this early is a bit of a stretch, I’m also the first to admit that you can’t deny the kid’s talent.
A 6-1/226 all-purpose back from from Freedom High School in Oakley, California, Mixon was a 5-star recruit and rated as the nation’s top running back prospect by Rivals, 247, and Scout. After serving a one-year suspension at Oklahoma, he played in all thirteen games in 2015, making four starts.
In 113 rushing attempts, Mixon averaged 6.7 yards per carry and tallied up 753 yards and seven touchdowns. His career long run came on November 28th when he broke off for a 66-yard score. Making him a true dual-threat back, Mixon also caught 28 passes for 356 yards and four more touchdowns.
Undoubtedly he’ll be a key centerpiece of Oklahoma’s offense in 2016.