James Rapien

James Rapien

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Joe Mixon praises Ross: "He's going to be a great player here"

I thought the Bengals made the right decision when they picked John Ross and Joe Mixon with their first two draft picks. The offense was in need of more explosiveness and it looks like they got it. I talked with Mixon earlier today and he is a big believer in Ross.

"I ain't seen speed like it," Mixon said. "He's quick and fast. He's going to get off the line and he's going to run around you. He's going to run by you." 

The Bengals are taking it slow with their first round pick. Ross is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and may miss a preseason game or two for precautionary reasons. I don't blame the Bengals for playing it safe with the ninth overall pick.

Mixon's evaluation seems accurate when you watch Ross on the practice field. Here are a few clips of Ross from Sunday's practice.  

You can listen to my entire conversation with Mixon below.

Check out my Bengals training camp Q&A.

Here's what I expect to see from John Ross and Joe Mixon this season. 

I talked with Dave Lapham about the Bengals' offensive line. 

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