5 Reasons The Cincinnati Bengals’ Draft Rocked

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Apr 28, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals first round draft pick John Ross speaks with head coach Marvin Lewis in a press conference at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/Cincinnati Enquirer via USA TODAY NETWORK
Apr 28, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals first round draft pick John Ross speaks with head coach Marvin Lewis in a press conference at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/Cincinnati Enquirer via USA TODAY NETWORK /
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5 Reasons The Cincinnati Bengals' Draft Rocked
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Let Go…Embrace Joe

Okay, Okay. Everyone knows what happened with Joe Mixon and the young lady. It’s time to turn the page and move on. Whenever I would get upset about something I did wrong, my mother would always remind me of something that is so simple. Pencils have erasers because everyone makes mistakes. Now, with that floating in the atmosphere, still feel the same about Mixon? If you do, then you’re in that rare club that never makes mistakes. 

Putting the mistakes of a “teenager” behind, this young man is a hard runner who wants to go over, through or by defenders. True. It’s going to be hard for fans to “forget” what he did. But, it’s not about that. If the Bengals had a team full of model citizens and went 0-16, the pitchforks and torches would be out. If Cincinnati wins the division and dominates in the postseason behind Mixon’s running, who’s going to complain?

The Bengals did what they thought was right for the “team” not the Boy Scouts. Mixon will provide an attitude that needs to be seen and felt from the backfield. The fact that Cincinnati traded with the Vikings to get him shows how much his talent is respected by the franchise.

There are 2,027 reasons to cheer for this former Sooner. Hopefully, fans will be able to see those reasons in one season. Even if he rushes for half of that total (with additional yards from Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill) the risk has paid off.

It’s time to sing Elsa’s song and chill out.

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