The Vikings could be debating whether in next week’s draft to consider Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, who was captured on video fracturing a woman’s face with a punch in 2014.

Mixon has been meeting with NFL teams in an effort to assure them something similar won’t happen again. Former Vikings running back Chuck Foreman says Mixon is worth the risk.

“I think he’s worth taking,” Foreman said. “I’ve been updating myself about the situation. I’ve watched the video and seen things that he’s done to make himself better, and he seems very sincere. I think if he’s there, the Vikings should take him. He’s a marvelous talent.”
The Vikings need a running back to replace Adrian Peterson but don’t have a first-round pick in the April 27-29 draft. Their first selection will be at No. 48 in the second round, and many believe Mixon — a first-round talent if not for his past — will be available.

In his two-round mock draft, CBS analyst Dane Brugler projects the Vikings will take Mixon as a possible longterm replacement for Peterson, another former Oklahoma running back who has entered free agency after 10 years in Minnesota.