2015 NFL DRAFT

Malcolm Mitchell, WR

School: Georgia  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Valdosta, GA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 190 lbs.
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Player News
03/26/2014 - Georgia junior wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, recovering from a right knee injury that ended his 2013 season, will miss the remainder of spring practice after hurting his left leg. Georgia announced Saturday that Mitchell was injured during practice on Tuesday. Mitchell, regarded as Georgia's top receiver, tore the ACL in his right knee during a season-opening loss to Clemson. He had been exposed to only limited work in spring practice. Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson says Mitchell is still expected to have a full recovery by August, when the Bulldogs begin preseason drills. Mitchell had 40 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. - AP Sports

09/11/2013 - Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell is expected to recover for the start of the 2014 season after having surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Mitchell, a junior who was No. 9 Georgia's top returning receiver, had surgery Tuesday after tearing the ligament in the Bulldogs' loss at Clemson on Aug. 31. He will miss the remainder of the season.

Georgia associate athletic director for sports medicine Ron Courson says a full recovery is expected for Mitchell, who is expected to apply for a medical redshirt and have two years of eligibility remaining. Mitchell had 40 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. - AP Sports

09/06/2013 - WR Malcolm Mitchell is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee in one of the more bizarre ways imaginable. Mitchell was going up for an air bump to celebrate teammate Todd Gurley's 75-yard TD run when he landed awkwardly and his knee buckled. "What we thought happened did happen," Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a teleconference call with reporters Sunday. "It was confirmed with an MRI today. I can't imagine him coming back from that (this season)" - The Sports Xchange

09/01/2013 - The Bulldogs lost more than just a close game on Saturday night. Georgia junior wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell will miss the remainder of the Bulldogs' 2013 season due to a torn ACL in his right knee, according to multiple reports. He suffered the injury while celebrating Todd Gurley's 75-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of last night's loss to Clemson. On Sunday, coach Mark Richt said Mitchell will have surgery that will end his season.

Mitchell was the top returning receiver for Georgia, recording 40 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore. He was selected to the preseason All-SEC third team and was expected to be one of the featured weapons for Georgia. Mitchell saw time at cornerback as an underclassman, but was expected to play primarily wide receiver as a junior. Mitchell, who is listed at 6-foot and 190 pounds, entered the season rated as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 7 draft-eligible wide receiver prospect for the 2014 NFL Draft, but the injury now clouds his football future. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

09/01/2013 - Georgia loses Malcolm Mitchell to a torn ACL...Well this will certainly be a weekend that Georgia would like to forget. After losing to Clemson to open the season on Saturday night the Bulldogs got more bad news on Sunday. Coach Mark Richt confirmed that wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. What makes the injury even worse is how Mitchell suffered it. According to Richt the injury occurred while Mitchell was celebrating Todd Gurley's 75-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Mitchell jumped and landed awkwardly.

Mitchell caught 40 passes for 572 yards and four touchdowns in 2012, and has 1,237 yards and eight touchdowns in his Georgia career. If there's any good news for Mitchell it's that he should be back in time for his senior season in 2014, though I doubt that's much consolation to him right now. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com

09/01/2013 - Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Saturday's loss at Clemson. Coach Mark Richt said Sunday Mitchell will have season-ending surgery. Mitchell, the leading returning receiver for the No. 5 Bulldogs, hurt his knee when jumping up to celebrate with a teammate following Todd Gurley's 75-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. No. 8 Clemson beat Georgia 38-35. Richt says Mitchell may have been jumping up to chest-bump a teammate "and landed in a bad way." Georgia opens its Southeastern Conference schedule against No. 6 South Carolina on Saturday. - AP Sports

09/01/2013 - Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia's top receiver last season, will be out for the rest of this season after injuring the anterior-cruciate ligament in his right knee while celebrating the Bulldogs' first touchdown against Clemson on Saturday. Bulldogs coach Mark Richt made the announcement on Sunday night that Mitchell will not play again this season. Mitchell will undergo surgery, and Richt expects that he will be granted a medical redshirt.

Mitchell led Georgia with 40 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns last season, but he had not caught any passes this season when he was injured while celebrating teammate Todd Gurley's 75-yard touchdown run. Mitchell seemed to land awkwardly when he leaped to celebrate the score.

"[Mitchell] actually hurt it in the exuberance of the first touchdown of the game for us when he went to congratulate his teammate," Richt said, according to ESPN.com. "I think he jumped up and chest bumped or whatever, and he landed in a bad way and that's when he knew something had happened." Test Sunday revealed the extent of Mitchell's injury. Gurley also injured himself on the play and missed the next 11:14 with a strained quadriceps before returning. Georgia lost to Clemson 38-35. - The Sports Xchange

08/31/2013 - Scouting the Georgia passing game: Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray will have plenty of weapons to throw to 2013. The Malcolm Mitchell experiment on defense is over, he's back to being a full-time WR and a very good one (572 yards, 4 TDs last season). Possession WR Michael Bennett is back healthy from a torn ACL and Chris Conley is back at WR for his junior season. Justin Scott-Wesley has had a good camp and has a chance to emerge as another playmaking WR. At TE, Arthur Lynch and Jay Rome are both capable pass catchers who can score in the red zone. - The Sports Xchange

08/31/2013 - Georgia tailback Todd Gurley and wide receiver Malcom Mitchell both left the fifth-ranked Bulldogs' game with No. 8 Clemson with injuries in the first quarter Saturday night. Gurley hurt his thigh and headed back to the locker room after a 75-yard touchdown run. Mitchell left the game with an injured knee after the Bulldogs' first series. Georgia officials did not say whether either player would be back. Gurley is part of the Bulldogs two-back tandem with Keith Marshall. Gurley ran for 1,385 yards and 17 touchdowns, trailing only Herschel Walker's freshman record. Mitchell was Georgia's second-leading receiver in 2012 gaining 572 yards in his sophomore season. - AP Sports

08/26/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): WR - Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia,...Appeared in 13 games making nine starts in 2012, and was second on the team with 572 receiving yards on 40 catches and played on defense through the fourth game of the season ... Recipient of the Charley Trippi Most Versatile Player award. - Georgia football

08/21/2013 - TOP GEORGIA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. WR Malcolm Mitchell (6-1, 192, 4.49)*...Considered the most explosive and versatile player at Georgia since Champ Bailey, Mitchell enters his junior campaign with an impressive highlight reel of plays already made while lining up at wide receiver, cornerback, kick returner and punt returner over his first two seasons with the Bulldogs. Though he signed with Georgia as a cornerback and played the first four games of 2012 on defense, the Bulldogs are planning to keep the playmaker catching passes from Murray in 2013. Reviewing his game tape, it isn't difficult to understand why. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/21/2013 - TOP GEORGIA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. WR Malcolm Mitchell (6-1, 192, 4.49)*...Mitchell is a dynamic athlete with the potential to score every time he touches the ball. Splitting time between so many positions early in his career stunted his growth, however, and most of his production at wideout came off of relatively simple routes the past two seasons. Still, he caught 85 passes for 1,237 yards and eight touchdowns as a secondary target to complement the steady Tavarres King.

With King now a member of the Denver Broncos, however, the Bulldogs need Mitchell to emerge as a more reliable every-down option. He possesses the combination of size, agility, straight-line speed and ball-skills to do so but is a work in progress as a route-runner. He's explosive out of his breaks and is tough to tackle, showing not only elusiveness and vision but strength to fight through arm tackles and break away for the long score - just as he did to beat Florida and their highly rated junior cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy last season. Mitchell suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee during the spring and underwent surgery but is expected to be 100% for the Bulldogs' nationally televised opener August 31 at Clemson. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/25/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (MEDIA): WR - Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (28)...Appeared in 13 games making nine startsin 2012, and was second on the team with 572 receiving yards on 40 catches and played on defense through the fourth game of the season ... Recipient of the Charley Trippi Most Versatile Player award. - Georgia football

07/18/2013 - 2013 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia, JR...Mitchell, a flanker from Valdosta, finished his sophomore season second on the team with 40 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns despite playing offense regularly in only the last 10 games. After sitting out the 2012 opener with an ankle injury, Mitchell started games two through four at cornerback and registered 12 tackles. - Georgia football

07/16/2013 - 2013 PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST: Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia...Mitchell, a Valdosta, Ga., native, joins eight other players from the Southeastern Conference on the list. He was second on the team in 2012 with 572 receiving yards on 40 catches. He also led Georgia with 16 kick returns for 360 yards (22.5 average) and saw action on defense in several games for the Bulldogs. Mitchell was named recipient of the Charley Trippi Most Versatile Player Award at the conclusion of the season. - Georgia football

04/08/2013 - Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Friday and miss the remainder of the team's spring practice. Mitchell was second on the team with 572 yards receiving on 40 catches in 2012. Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson says Mitchell is expected to be fully recovered for the start of preseason practice in August. Mitchell, a junior from Valdosta who also has played cornerback, injured his knee in Georgia's scrimmage on Saturday. Georgia's G-Day spring game is Saturday at Sanford Stadium. - AP Sports

04/08/2013 - Georgia has suffered an injury blow to one of its most critical playmakers -- but it may count itself fortunate that it wasn't worse. The Bulldogs announced Thursday that leading returning receiver Malcolm Mitchell has torn the meniscus in his right knee in spring camp but will be fully recovered in time for fall practice. A statement issued by Georgia and published at 247Sports.com affiliate Dawgs 247 reads as follows: University of Georgia junior split end Malcolm Mitchell will undergo a knee arthroscopy on Friday morning at St. Mary's Hospital for a torn meniscus. Mitchell, a native of Valdosta, sustained the injury to his right knee in the Bulldogs' scrimmage last Saturday. According to UGA Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson, Mitchell will miss the remainder of spring practice, but is expected to make a full recovery by the team's preseason camp in August.

Mitchell caught 40 passes for 572 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2012 despite beginning the year as a cornerback in Georgia's suspension-depleted secondary. With top wideout Tavarres King gone (as well as third-leading receiver Marlon Brown), Mitchell is expected to focus on receiving in 2013 and enjoy a breakout season as Aaron Murray guns for the SEC's all-time passing mark and the Dawgs aim for a third straight SEC East championship. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com

 
 
Player News
03/26/2014 - Georgia junior wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, recovering from a right knee injury that ended his 2013 season, will miss the remainder of spring practice after hurting his left leg. Georgia announced Saturday that Mitchell was injured during practice on Tuesday. Mitchell, regarded as Georgia's top receiver, tore the ACL in his right knee during a season-opening loss to Clemson. He had been exposed to only limited work in spring practice. Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson says Mitchell is still expected to have a full recovery by August, when the Bulldogs begin preseason drills. Mitchell had 40 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. - AP Sports
 

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