BIO: Led the squad in tackles with 112/6.5/2 as a senior after junior numbers of 114/6/10.5. Became a full-time starter as a sophomore and produced 104/6/23.
POSITIVES: High-intensity defender with a quick head and huge heart. Immediately diagnoses the action, disciplined and stays with assignments. Gets depth on pass drops displaying top footwork, collapses laterally and makes plays sideline to sideline. Flies around the football, plays hard on every down and looks like a man possessed, sacrificing his body to make the tackle.
NEGATIVES: Plays with reckless abandon but not always in control. Cannot get off blocks once engaged at the point and has tackles broken.
ANALYSIS: An outside linebacker at Oregon, Mitchell has the physical skills to make the transition to strong safety at the next level. Possesses a good feel for the game, top instincts and the tenacity that coaches will love.