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Tevin Mitchel, CB

School: Arkansas  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Mansfield, TX
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 190 lbs.
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Career Notes
Mitchel has appeared in 21 games with 14 starts and recorded 90 tackles, 2.0 for loss, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception.
2012 Season
Mitchel played in eight games and made seven starts, recording 34 tackles, 0.5 for loss, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one interception. He had six tackles and one pass breakup in the season-opening 49-24 win vs. Jacksonville State. He recorded a season-high eight tackles, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup vs. ULM before suffering an injury in the fourth quarter and being forced to miss the next four games. He returned in the 49-7 victory vs. Kentucky and made two tackles. He had three tackles and one pass breakup vs. Ole Miss. He notched seven tackles, 0.5 for loss, and one pass breakup in a 19-15 win vs. Tulsa. He made two tackles and one interception at No. 12 South Carolina. He grabbed a fumble recovery at Mississippi State and recorded six tackles in the season finale vs. No. 8 LSU.
2011 Season
Appeared in all 13 games and made seven starts, including each of the final six games, during his true freshman campaign. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after collecting 56 tackles, with 1.5 for loss, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery. His tackles total ranked third among SEC freshmen and sixth on the team. He made a career-high 13 tackles and one fumble recovery in the come-from-behind 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M. The next week, he earned his first start and was named SEC Freshman of the Week following a seven-tackle performance in a 38-14 victory vs. No. 15 Auburn. He made his collegiate debut with one tackle in the season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State. The next week, he collected four tackles in a 52-3 win vs. New Mexico. He made five tackles in the 38-28 win vs. Troy. He made five tackles in a 29-24 victory at Ole Miss and recorded two tackles in each of the next two games, a 31-28 win vs. Vanderbilt and a 44-28 victory vs. No. 10 South Carolina. He made six tackles, 0.5 for loss, in the 49-7 win vs. Tennessee. He registered three tackles in the 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State. At No. 1 LSU, he made five tackles. He wrapped up his season with three tackles, including a career-high 1.0 for loss, and one pass breakup in helping Arkansas defeat No. 11 Kansas State 29-16 in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.
High School
A U.S. Army All-American and Rivals250 selection, Mitchel was coached by Chris Melson at Legacy High School where he made 75 tackles in 2010. Considered the No. 24 overall recruit in the state of Texas, the 160th overall recruit in the country and 13th-best cornerback prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, Mitchel snagged a 60-yard touchdown pass on the offensive side of the ball. He was ranked as the 26th-best cornerback prospect in the nation by Scout.com. The Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle each ranked Mitchel in its top 100 listing of prospects from the state of Texas. He was voted second-team all-state and was an all-district second-team selection at free safety in Class 5A District Five. Mitchel chose the Razorbacks after also considering Nebraska, among other offers.
Born Aug. 3, 1992, he is the son of Eric and Tana Mitchel. His father played football collegiately for Oklahoma and was taken in the sixth round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.
Player News
08/13/2014 - Other Arkansas prospects worth watching: CB Tevin Mitchel, Senior...Mitchel enters his senior campaign having earned starts over the past three seasons but in need of a breakout to assure being drafted. The athleticism and bloodlines are there, as Mitchel is the son of former Oklahoma (and New England Patriots) option quarterback and running back Eric Mitchel. Mitchel is a fluid athlete with natural coverage skills who changes directions easily and flashes the hand-eye coordination to rip passes away as they arrive, as well as make the interception. He is a bit of enigma at this point, however, as he has yet to put it all together and enjoy the big year expected given his talent. Perhaps as an indication that he's preparing to do precisely this in 2014, Mitchel has changed his number from No. 8 to No. 23. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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