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Quinyon Mitchell

Quinyon Mitchell (CB) – Toledo / Junior

6’1/8″, 195 Lbs. (Combine)

2022 Stats: 14 Games, 27 Solo, 14 Assists, 41 Total, 3.5 TFL, 5 INT, 2 TD, 19 PD

2023 Stats: 13 Games, 32 Solo, 9 Assists, 41 Total, 2 TFL, 1 INT, 18 PD

{Reference: https://utrockets.com/sports/football/roster/quinyon-mitchell/8410}

Awards:  

Measurables (Combine):

Hand Arm Wing
9-1/4″ 31″ 75-3/4″
40-Dash 10-Split Vertical Broad 3-Cone 20-Shuttle Bench
4.33 sec 1.51 sec 38″ 10’2″ *** *** ***

RAS: (Available post-combine/pro day)

Games Watched: 2023 vs. Buffalo, 2023 vs. Illinois

PRO’S 

Elite man to man corner. Freak athlete, 46th on Bruce Feldman’s “freaks list”, Feldman noted that Mitchell benched 225 21 times and clocked a 4.3 40. Sticky coverage and tremendous ball skills/production (37 PBUs over the last 2 seasons). Eye discipline, adjusts eyes from receiver to ball as he begins his break. Quinyon does a great job of staying in phase/staying in the receivers hip pocket throughout the route. Mitchell has great body control and has no problem moving in 1 direction with a receiver and fluidly/abruptly adjusting as the ball arrives to make a last second break up. Mitchell’s 91.6 PFF Coverage grade is the top amongst all draft eligible CBs in this year’s class. Mitchell’s 43.5% reception percentage is 8th amongst all draft eligible CBs (tied with Cooper DeJean). Quinyon produced these numbers while also never being called for a penalty in 2023.

CON’S

I’d like to see Quinyon rely more on his press/tight man coverage, on occasion Mitchell plays too far off the receiver allowing for quick 4-7 yard completions. Mitchell is quick to react in close coverage but lacks a similar explosion in off coverage. With the aggressiveness I see from Quinyon in his man to man match-ups, I expected a bit more from him in run support.

OVERALL 

Mitchell benefited tremendously from the 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl and has firmly established himself as one of the best CBs in this year’s draft class. While in Mobile, Mitchell showcased his ball skills with numerous pass break ups/INTs in 1 on 1s and team drills, he displayed clean footwork and explosive recovery speed, he demonstrated the ability to press and stick to receivers in man to man coverage and he was named the top CB of the week on the National team. Whatever Quinyon is lacking, I believe he can clean up once he is under the tutelage of an NFL defensive backs coach. I would not be surprised if Mitchell is the top CB to come off the board in the 1st round of the 2024 NFL Draft. As per the Toledo Rockets website profile on Mitchell: “First Rocket ever to be named in all five major All-America teams in his career.”

Completed by: @coachschepps, 02/06/24

Reviewed & edited: J. Clark, 02/06/24

 

 

 

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