By: Steve Johnson
Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon
*combine measurements and drills added in Feb.
2016: 6 games. 2 rec, 9 yards.
2017: 12 games. 42 rec, 517 yards, 4 TDs
2018: 13 games. 75 rec, 1,184 yards, 10 TDs
Misc. Stats: 5 att, 11 yards; 3 KR for 49 yards; 21 PR for 125 yards
Accolades: 2018 Second-team All-Pac 12
History: Four-star recruit from Nashville, TN. A two-time All-State and Tennessee Gatorade Football Player of the Year at White Station High School. Was also a three-star basketball recruit, who played Point Guard.
Strengths: Good size. Excellent feet. Really explosive get off. Excellent open field runner, extremely fluid. Shifty and elusive after the catch. Has good vision when he’s carrying the rock. Does a good job finding and sitting in zones, as well as working back to his Quarterback.
Weaknesses: Allows the ball into his body too often. Route running is a work in progress. Needs to do a better job selling his head fakes. Power is a not strength, in all aspects of the position. Is not a strong carrier of the football, isn’t going to break a lot of tackles. Strength as a blocker is non existent. Does not have the release skills of a WR1. Might have trouble getting rerouted by NFL corners.
Overview: Mitchell is a quick and elusive Receiver, that is best when the ball gets in his hands early on. Not a true burner, he does have a great get off of the LOS, and plus speed. He could provide solid value in the middle rounds, as a gadget player with special teams ability and Y upside.
Draft Projection: 4th Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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