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  • 4.45 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 15 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 129.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.34 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 32 5/8" Arm Length
  • 198LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/2" Hands


Mitchell tore his ACL in the 2013 season opener, and fought back the last two seasons to become the outstanding player he has been early in his career in Athens (Freshman All-SEC pick, 85 catches for over 1,200 yards and eight scores in 2011-2012.) He finally started all 13 games in 2015, leading the Bulldogs in receiving (58-865, four TD). He?s not putting up huge numbers like Big 12 receivers because of the Bulldogs' offense, but scouts see Mitchell's sure hands and toughness over the middle, making him a reliable No. 2 or 3 option for a pro offense.



Made huge jump in explosive plays and yards per catch from 2014 to 2015. Has the ability to make some plays down the field with a quarterback who will take some shots. Adequate play speed and can vary tempo of his routes. Very good hip sink to stop quickly and open up to the quarterback. Route running shows promise. Smooth with change of direction and works back to the ball. Able to make sharp cuts out of breaks and does a nice job of selling double moves. Consistently tracks and high-­points downfield throws and is able to adjust to throws high, low and outside. Generally reliable hands and showed toughness in making catches where he know he was going to take a big shot.


Doesn?t have plus size or speed to consistently threaten outside cornerbacks. Speedy cornerbacks sat on his routes and showed little respect for his long speed. Can be knocked off schedule by physical cornerbacks. Must prove he can adjust routes without the noticeable slowing that the tape shows. Has room for improvement with leveraging of routes to create more separation for out-breaking routes. Will duck head and give away timing of when he?s going to sink his routes to man cornerbacks. Would like to see better separation ability underneath. Knee injuries slowed his career so his medicals could be a concern. Not as effective as a blocker in space as some teams will want.

NFL Comparison

Nelson Agholor

Bottom Line

Mitchell was hampered by injuries in the past and inconsistent quarterback play this year, but there is no doubting his ball skills and smoothness as a route runner. His speed is just average and he doesn't get as much separation as teams like underneath, but he's tough, can make contested catches and has the type of personal and football character that will have scouts pulling for him in their draft rooms. Mitchell will be a 24-year-old rookie.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.