After reports of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon's being linked to another violent incident when he was in high school (which were later recanted by the allegder) were trending earlier today, 94WIP's Howard Eskin tweeted he had heard Mixon was off of the Eagles' draft board.
Now there is a report saying the opposite.
The latest comes from NBC Sports analyst Josh Norris in a conversation with ProFootballTalk today.
"I think Joe Mixon is a first round talent. I think he's the second-best running back in this draft," Norris said. "Just his vision and patience alone, along with that receiving ability."
That said, Mixon's falling would not be a surprise.
"I think it's entirely possible he falls out of Rounds 2 or 3."
"You obviously have to get permission from your owner in order to draft him. I have a list of five or six teams that I've been told have that permission."
The Eagles are apparently one of those teams. Florio pressed Norris later in the segment on those teams.
"I've heard the Saints, I've heard the Vikings have done a ton of homework, pro days and visits as well, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Oakland Raiders. There might be a few more here and there. He might be on a secondary board for the Dallas Cowboys, not necessarily on their top board, so if he slides a little bit. Other teams will have that similar conversation."
"But if I were to peg a few that are interested the most, the Bengals absolutely, early on I think at pick No. 41 in the second round and the Philadelphia Eagles in round two as well."
Norris and Florio spent about nine minutes on the single topic of Mixon. You can watch that conversation below.
One of today's segments from PFT.— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) April 19, 2017
An in-depth look at Joe Mixon's current draft projection, including realistic landing spots. pic.twitter.com/rYY6oGtWKG