BIOGRAPHY: Moved in with the first team on a full-time basis as a junior posting 46/3/10 while also averaging 14.9 yards on 24 punt returns with one score. Sophomore totals included 28/3/6 when he averaged 11.1 yards on 25 punt returns. Tore an ACL last August.
POSITIVES: Explosive, shutdown cover corner who also impacts the game returning punts. Instinctive and quickly breaks to the throw. Displays a sense of timing, shows a burst of closing speed and works well with safeties.
NEGATIVES: Short and struggles with larger receivers. Only had one year of starting experience before his knee injury last summer.
ANALYSIS: A heady cornerback who possesses top ball skills, Mixon was rated as a potential first-day selection before his injury. Likely a late-round pick, he offers potential as a starting nickel back and punt returner if he gets back to prior health.