New England Patriots reportedly take controversial RB Joe Mixon off their draft board (Shutdown Corner)

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will be drafted, and probably drafted early. The Boston Herald, citing sources, said Mixon is off the Patriots’ draft board. “While I believe in second chances and giving players an opportunity for redemption, I also believe that playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a right,” Patriots owner Robert Kraft told the Herald, without specifically citing Mixon.