Day 1 of the NFL Draft was all about the quarterbacks, as the Bears, Chiefs, and Texans all traded up in order to secure who they hope will be their quarterbacks of the future in Mitch Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes, and Deshaun Watson respectively. After a wild first round on Thursday night, much of the focus on Friday’s Day 2 was where some of the first round-caliber-talents who had character flaws and red flags would finally be selected.
No player was more divisive and caused more debate in this draft than Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, who sat out the 2014 season at Oklahoma after punching a female student at a restaurant, breaking four bones in her face. The tape of the punch became public last fall, confirming just how awful the incident was. Mixon’s football talent has never been in question, dating back to his high school career, but with a record of domestic violence, there were questions about whether that football talent was worth the risk.