Draft Rumors: Jones, Mixon, Trubisky, 49ers

Washington cornerback Sidney Jones underwent surgery today to repair his torn Achilles, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Jones, who suffered the devastating injury at his Pro Day earlier this month, is expected to resume running in four months. Projected to be selected in the first round before the Achilles tear, Jones himself tweeted today that he’ll be able to play during the 2017 season, though that could certainly be optimistic.

Here’s more on the 2017 draft:

  • Jones isn’t the only cornerback prospect to be hit by injury, as UCLA defensive back Fabian Moreau is believed to have suffered a pectoral injury while performing a bench press today, tweets Courtney Fallon of NFL.com, who cautions that the “full extent” of the injury is unclear at present. Rob Rang of CBSSports.com projected Moreau as a back-end first round pick (and the third-best cornerback on the board) before news of his injury broke.
  • UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky will work out for the Browns, Jets, 49ers, and Chiefs, among others, per Andrew Carter of the Charlotte Observer (Twitter link). Trubisky, considered one of the top-three signal-callers in this year’s class, is a surefire first-round pick and may be selected within the top five. Cleveland, for one, was said to be “strongly considering” Trubisky with the first overall pick, although that talk has died down recently.
  • Controversial running back Joe Mixon met with the Raiders on Monday, reports Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Because Mixon is from the Bay Area, his visit with Oakland won’t count against the Raiders’ allotment of 30 predraft meetings. Although video has surfaced of Mixon physically assaulting a female, he’s still expected to be drafted next month and a number of clubs have preceded the Raiders in meeting with the Oklahoma back.
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5 comments on “Draft Rumors: Jones, Mixon, Trubisky, 49ers

  1. Slim Nation

    I want that RB out of Oklahoma on the Raiders in a bad way. Not Mixon but Samaje Perine. Kid is a monster. Put him in there with Washington and Richard and we have the perfect backfield by committee fantasy football be damned.

    • Skippdiddy

      Joe Mixon is the Playmaker my Niners have been looking for years. Good he’s a local kid from this area We need him badly #Niners4Lifetakemywife

  2. Mister Q

    I can’t see the Raiders even entertaining the notion of drafting Mixon. Following former Raiders legend Freddy Biletnikoff’s tragic loss of his daughter, murdered by her abusive boyfriend, Davis has made it abundantly clear that the Raiders’ organization has adopted a “zero-tolerance” policy pertaining to any prospective player who has assaulted a woman…period. Even if this kid is genuinely penitent, I don’t see it happening. Surprised that RM is even meeting with this guy, team-need & obvious talent aside. This looks more like a “due-diligence” exercise than anything else.

  3. JayceInCase

    There needs to be zero tolerance on some things and this is one of them. At some point, a person has to understand the magnitude of his actions. Actions have consequences. When you have a gift and choose to take it for granted, this demonstrates a true lack of character and appreciation. And it’s even more than that. PED’s, alcohol, marijuana all seem more tolerable for a second chance than physically harming a woman. An animal doesn’t get a second chance. They are put down. This should be treated similarly. He’s an animal.

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