Lewis: Bengals RB Joe Mixon 'off the charts talent-wise' and is 'as smart as a whip'
In the brief time Bengals HC Marvin Lewis and RB Joe Mixon have spent together on the field, the coach has been impressed.
"He's off the charts talent-wise," Lewis said. "Big, fast, catch, run, see, smart -- and he's a 20-year-old kid. He's as smart as a whip."
Giovani Bernard is no sure bet to be healthy to start the season. Jeremy Hill has been an effective goal line back, but has averaged a paltry 3.67 YPC over the last two seasons. Mixon’s workload is a bit up in the air, but he has a good chance to lead the Cincy backs in touches. We should know more once we see the pecking order in training camp, though it feels like Mixon will be expected to contribute heavily as a rookie.