Draft Profile: WR Dillon Mitchell, Oregon

By: Steve Johnson

Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon

6’0 1/4″ 197lbs.

31 1/2″ hands. 9″ (L) 8 1/8″ (R) hands.

Junior

D.O.B. 5/16/2001

4.46 40 36 1/2″ Vert. 122″ Broad Jump. 12 Bench Reps.

DNP 3 Cone Drill 4.29 20 yard Shuttle

Stats/Accolades/History:

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

Injuries:

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: 5.37

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