Dillon Mitchell

Oregon

Prospect Info

College
Oregon
Hometown
Class
TN
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
197 lbs
31 1/2”
Hands
9”

Prospect Grade

5.39
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Minnesota
Vikings
Round 7 ‧ Pick 25
Go to Pick
40 Yard Dash
4.46u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
12
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
36.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
122.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
--
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.29
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Mitchell exited the Ducks' program after a second-team All-Pac-12 junior campaign, topping the conference and setting a school record with 1,184 yards while scoring 10 touchdowns on 75 receptions (15.8 average). He led Oregon in receiving as a sophomore, as well, though an injury to quarterback Justin Herbert limited his production (42-517-12.3, four TDs in 12 starts). Mitchell took his redshirt off in 2016 to play in six contests as a reserve receiver (2-9-4.5) and returner (7-26-3.7 punt returns, 3-49-16.3 kickoffs). He was a top-100 prospect nationally after winning Tennessee's Gatorade Player of the Year award as a senior (62-1,143 receiving, 31 total TDs) at White Station High School in Memphis. Mitchell was also an excellent guard in high school basketball (mentored by former Memphis and NBA star Penny Hardaway) but chose the gridiron over the hardwood.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 6
NFL Comparison
T.J. Jones
Overview
Early entry receiver hoping to ride the wave of a heavily-targeted, highly productive junior campaign. Mitchell isn't big, has average speed and loses focus as a pass catcher, but his ball skills show up on tape and he's a natural talent with the ball in his hands. While his routes are undisciplined at this time, they should get much better with coaching. Mitchell has talent but needs to put the time in and take the coaching in order to become more than a WR4/WR5.
Strengths
  • Has experience outside and from slot
  • Put together a rock-solid performance against Washington
  • Doesn't shrink from route contact despite his thin frame
  • Good early burst to uncover on crossing routes
  • Average long speed, but rarely gets caught from behind
  • Effective ball-tracking and adjusts speed and location to go get it
  • Loose hips to slide out of tackle attempts
  • Able to bound and elude multiple tacklers after catch
  • Instinctive runner with the ball in his hands
Weaknesses
  • Good height, but underwhelming build
  • Scouts concerned with maturity level and work ethic in weight room
  • Can be smothered by long, press cornerbacks
  • Routes lack discipline and focus
  • Intermediate routes are too upright and lack vertical push
  • Can eliminate additional steps into breaks and play with suddenness
  • Needs to play faster more consistently
  • Too many focus drops when uncontested
  • Non-factor as a blocker
Sources Tell Us

"It's not a secret over there. He doesn't put the time in for his hands or in the weight room; he doesn't always take the coaching. He has some talent, but he has to grow up and take this serious." - NFC west coast scout
GRADE
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