There was an interesting exchange about halfway through Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas’ pre-draft media session Thursday morning.
Well after both had already been asked about how teams evaluate draft prospects with character concerns, Douglas was asked about Joe Mixon, taking the off-the-field concerns out of the picture.
Douglas, who doesn’t ever seem to be very boisterous, lowered his tone to an almost whisper while talking about the prospect, who once punched a woman in the face.
“A lot of people feel that he is one of the top backs in this draft, so if you take character out of the equation, physically, a very gifted player,” Douglas said. “But â?¦ most teams aren’t doing that.”
That’s when Roseman, the more seasoned of the two in dealing with the media, interjected with lavish praise for Mixon as a football player.
“Yeah, I think you talk about the things you look for in a three-down back, there’s not much he can’t do,” Roseman said. “He’s incredible with the ball in his hands, you can split him out, he’s got really good hands, he can pass protect, he can make people miss. He’s an extremely talented guy. But everyone we talk about, the total package comes into the equation.”
So what does that brief …
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