BIOGRAPHY: Two year starter who posted 51/7/2 as a senior when he also intercepted one pass and broke up three more. Junior totals included 43/8/4.
POSITIVES: Competitive yet undersized defender who chases hard to get involved in the action. Plays with good pad level, effectively protects himself with hand technique and rarely off his feet. Quickly gets off the snap and immediately alters his angle of attack to make plays in backside pursuit. Slides off blocks to the inside defending the run, nicely redirects the action and collapses from the outside to make plays. Shows ability in space when dropped off the line scrimmage.
NEGATIVES: Small, engulfed by large opponents or easily knocked from the action. Marginal playing speed.
ANALYSIS: Mitchell has been a serviceable player on the college-level yet lacks the measurables to play in the NFL. He could find a spot as a rush linebacker in the 34 alignment but must make his mark on special teams.