The Jacksonville Jaguars will possibly gain an extra seventh round selection in the NFL draft. Will the potential trade of Julius Thomas to the Miami Dolphins land Joe Mixon in Jacksonville?
News broke earlier this week about a Miami Dolphin and Jacksonville Jaguar trade. The Jaguars appear to be acquiring Brandon Albert. Ian Rapoport reports that Jacksonville will receive a seventh round pick for Julius Thomas.
The trade will give the Jaguars eight draft picks this year. The extra pick will allow Jacksonville to stock up at a position or allow for a risky selection. Due to the current moves by Jacksonville, it probably will not be an offensive lineman.
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Should The Jaguars Target Joe Mixon In The Seventh Round of The Draft?
First, Joe Mixon would be an excellent choice. His rushing numbers are very good. He averaged 6.8 yards/rush. Most noteworthy, he had a 79 yard rushing touchdown. He finished with 1274 rushing yards with ten touchdowns.
Second, Mixon is able to catch passes out of the backfield. He caught 37 passes for 538 yards with five touchdowns. He had more receiving yards and touchdown receptions than Ivory and Yeldon combined.
Next, Mixon was not invited to the NFL Combine, as reported by Rapoport. He will work out at the pro day in Oklahoma according to sporting news. He has paid a stiff price for the 2014 incident via SBNation.
Finally, selecting Joe Mixon will be a risky draft pick. Jacksonville should weigh all possible scenarios before drafting or passing on Mixon. Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops told Sports Illustrated that he would have handled things differently had the Mixon incident happened today.
The Jacksonville Jaguars need improvement at running back. Joe Mixon would be an upgrade. Is he worth the pick and potential fall out? As an alum of Oklahoma, do whatever to get him. As a Jaguar fan, hope that he goes undrafted and sign him quickly.