Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Buccaneers brought in Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon for a visit this week.
Garafolo points out that this is somewhat interesting, considering that there have been questions about Doug Martin‘s future with the team.
Mixon has visited with the Browns, Saints, Packers, Chargers, Raiders, Bengals and Broncos this month and Aditi Kinkhabwala reported that the Lions, Saints, Bengals and Browns all met with Mixon privately before his Pro Day.
There has been a lot of buzz about Mixon being a potential second-round pick, even after the incident in which he punched a female student and missed a full season.
Mixon, 20, is considered to be one of the best running back talents in a deep draft class and may have been a first-round pick if there weren’t serious off-the-field concerns.
During his college career at Oklahoma, Mixon has rushed for 2,027 yards on 301 carries (6.7 YPC) to go along with 65 receptions for 894 yards receiving and 26 total touchdowns over the courses of 25 games. Mixon has also contributed 504 kick return yards and a touchdown.