Speculation that the Vikings were interested in controversial Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon picked up last month when team officials — including head coach Mike Zimmer and General Manager Rick Spielman — attended his pro day.
On Tuesday's Access Vikings podcast, Bleacher Report draft analyst Matt Miller discussed several players and positions of need for the Vikings. I asked Miller what team will be the one to take a chance on Mixon — suspended for one year at Oklahoma for an awful domestic violence episode caught on video, and subsequently not invited to the NFL combine. Here's what Miller said:
"It might be you guys. It might be. The four teams I've heard most consistently with Mixon are Minnesota, New Orleans, Cincinnati and Oakland. And that's going back to in-season, the teams asking about him the most. I think it's very possible."
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