Lewis: Mixon is 'off the charts talent-wise'
13 July 2017
Speaking about second-round RB Joe Mixon, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he's "off the charts talent-wise."
"Big, fast, catch, run, see, smart — and he's a 20-year-old kid," Lewis said. "He's as smart as a whip. ... And I keep reminding everybody, he's a 20-year-old kid. Keep understanding that. Let Joe continue to grow and develop as we go." Lewis also insisted the Bengals did rigorous vetting of Mixon's off-the-field history, saying the team couldn't turn up any "red flags" following the disturbing 2014 incident where Mixon was caught on film punching a woman. Mixon is in for a major rookie role.