Malcolm Mitchell

Georgia
WR #26
6’0″198

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Pros:

  • Active community member
  • Consistent ability to track the ball well
  • Has the speed and explosiveness to make plays down the field
  • Can work with the ball in his hands, earning YAC
  • Tough and fearless over the middle
  • Slips off tacklers with ease
  • Adjusts to and high points the ball adequately
  • Quick in and out of breaks
  • Silky COD and hip flexibility makes him a nightmare matchup when working inside
  • Dependable, consistent hands

Cons:

  • Serious questions surrounding size
  • Isn’t going to sell or push long, out-breaking routes
  • Medical concerns
  • Thin torso
  • Long, physical corners will succeed in getting their hands inside and rerouting
  • Speed isn’t consistent enough to take the top off a defense

The Valdosta, GA product was an Under Armour All-American and ESPN’s seventh best receiver. He played in 11 games (nine starts) as a true freshman in 2011, hauling in 45 passes for 665 yards and four touchdowns as a third team Freshman All-American honoree. Mitchell started nine games again in 2012 but saw action in 13 games as the team’s leading receiver with 40 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns; he also spent time on defense. In the opener against Clemson the following year, he torn his ACL and forced him to miss the remainder of the season. He returned strong in 2014 as he caught 31 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns before starting all 13 games this past season as the team’s leading receiver (58 receptions for 865 yards and five touchdowns).

Pro comp: David Gettis

Draft projection: 5th round

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