Position:RB Class: Sr School:
Idaho St. Conference:
Big Sky Ht., Wt.: 5'11, 232 40 Time: 4.72 Grade: 3.25
BIO: Two-year starter that has led the team in rushing since his junior season. Carried the ball 216/883/9 and also caught 40/271. Junior rushing totals were 182/968/12 with 32/329 catching the ball out of the backfield. Second team all-conference selection as a junior. Has averaged more than 6 yards per attempt the past three seasons carrying the ball almost 475 times.
POSITIVES: Well-built runner best between tackle. Runs with good vision, patience and quickly finds the running lanes. Weaves through the traffic, resilient and falls forward when tackled. Tough and plays with pain. Solid receiver out of the backfield with reliable hands. Blocks in pass protection.
NEGATIVES: Can not cut it back or create if nothing is available. Not a quick or explosive ballhandler and lacks skill outside the tackle. Can not run to daylight and, though consistent, does not break the long run.
ANALYSIS: A solid collegiate runner, Mitchell lacks the pure speed to be an every down runner at the next level. His combination of pass-catching skills, interior size and tenacity could prompt a move to fullback or find him a spot as a short-yardage runner in the NFL.