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NFL Notes: Joe Mixon, Nick Truesdell, Bills, Rams

Joe Mixon

  • According to Jason Cole of B/R, the rumors of Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon being selected in the first round are “highly questionable“, citing a survey where eight NFL owners indicated that they would not allow their team to draft Mixon in the first round.
  • However, five of the eight owners said they would consider Mixon later in the draft, depending on where he is available.
  • In the end, the problem for owners in drafting Mixon would be giving any indication that they are okay with his past domestic violence incident, which should come as no surprise.
  • Interestingly enough, Tony Pauline mentions that the Bengals are “seriously considering” Mixon at the top of round two.

Nick Truesdell

  • Damond Talbot of NFLDraftDiamonds reports that free agent WR Nick Truesdell put together an impressive showing at the veteran combine a few weeks ago and now has offers from nine NFL teams.
  • According to Talbot, this pool of teams includes the Raiders, Jets, Bengals, Vikings, Rams, Falcons, Colts, Giants and Titans.
  • Truesdell is reportedly meeting with one of these nine teams, but is expected to sign with a team at some point in the near future.


  • Joe Buscaglia could see Bills MLB Preston Brown being a trade candidate for the team, given that he has one year remaining on his contract and is an experienced starter.


  • Alden Gonzalez of ESPN mentions that CB Lamarcus Joyner is a “real option” to convert to free safety, while S Maurice Alexander could shift over to strong safety.
  • Gonzalez mentions USC WR  JuJu Smith-Schuster and East Carolina WR Zay Jones as potential fits for the Rams based on their size. In addition, Washington WR John Ross could be an option due to his vertical speed.
  • Rams GM Les Snead said the team will ideally be able to spread the ball around in HC Sean McVay‘s system: “Each of those receivers, however we get this thing done, has a role. Their body types, their physical traits, all those things, fit right into a perfect puzzle, and if those things work in sync together, we’re able to spread the ball around. If you take Sean McVay’s offense in Washington, if you look at it, what they did do was spread the ball around.”

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