2017 NFL Draft

Malcolm Mitchell, WR

School: Georgia  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Valdosta, GA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 198 lbs.
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08/19/2014 - Georgia's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 3. WR Malcolm Mitchell, Redshirt Junior...Prior to the knee injuries, Mitchell was a dynamic athlete who struck fear into defenders. Splitting time between so many positions early in his career stunted his growth and most of his production at wideout came off of relatively simple routes. His production to this point (85 catches for 1,237 yards and eight touchdowns) speaks to his upside. Mitchell possesses the combination of size, agility, straight-line speed and ball-skills to re-emerge as Georgia's top pass-catcher but he 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. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/19/2014 - Georgia's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 3. WR Malcolm Mitchell, Redshirt Junior...A year ago Mitchell topped my list of Georgia's top prospects. Recurring knee injuries, including a torn ACL suffered in the season-opener against Clemson and a separate injury that forced new surgery on July 31, however, very much has his stock in flux. When healthy, Mitchell has shown flashes of superstardom. Over his first two years in the program, he's spent time at wide receiver, cornerback, kick returner and punt returner and has been described as Georgia's most dynamic and versatile weapon since Champ Bailey. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/08/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): WR Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (71)...Appeared in one game, making one start in 2013... Sustained a torn ACL in the first quarter of the season-opener at No. 8 Clemson and missed the remainder of the season ... Named to preseason watch lists for the Paul Hornung Award and Biletnikoff Award. - Georgia football

08/01/2014 - Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell has another knee injury and will miss the start of practice Friday. This is the latest setback for a player regarded as the Bulldogs' top receiver heading into the 2013 season. Georgia officials say Mitchell underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday after injuring his right knee while running routes this week. Director of sports medicine Ron Courson says a full recovery is expected, but there's no timetable for Mitchell's return. The junior initially tore a ligament in his right knee in last season's opener against Clemson, knocking him out for the rest of the year. He then hurt his left leg during spring practice and missed the remaining workouts. Mitchell had 40 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. - AP Sports

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 - 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

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

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


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