2. Joe Mixon, Oklahoma Sooners
Speaking of red flags, this is a perfect time to bring up Joe Mixon of the Oklahoma Sooners. He’s had his share of issues off the field, but when all things are considered, Mixon is a phenomenal football player. He’s a fast, downhill runner who plays hard until the whistle is blown.
He can take on a decent workload and looks like a true three-down back. Mixon’s skill set makes him appear to be one of the most capable players of stepping in on day one in any system. He can also run nice routes in the passing game and has shown great hands. He averaged 6.8 yards per carry, gained 1,274 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in 2016. If Mixon does end up dropping into the second round and the Eagles decide they’d be willing to take a chance on him, they could find some long-term value in Mixon.