BIOGRAPHY: Led the team in tackles last season after becoming a full-time starter, producing career-best numbers of 104/10.5/1. Junior numbers included 22 tackles, when he started two games.
POSITIVES: Good-sized run defender who made big strides as a senior. Explosive up the field, displays a good head for the ball and makes a lot of plays in the box. Fluid changing direction, shows the ability to get to the sidelines and covers a good amount of area.
NEGATIVES: Struggles pedaling in reverse, shows minimal skills in coverage and lacks instincts. Not efficient and needlessly takes off up the field at times.
ANALYSIS: A stout linebacker who stacks well against the run, Mitchell is a two-down defender who can be used on the inside or in the middle. Needs to continue to improve, yet offers upside as a developmental prospect.