NAME: Dillon Mitchell
JERSEY: No. 13
RECRUITMENT RATING: 4-star
WT: 201 lbs
(Limited tape available for evaluation)
PROS: Effective YAC threat with the requisite burst, flexibility, and vision/feel to be a dangerous space player. Ability to retain velocity through various angles/with contact around his feet particularly impresses. Elastic frame can snap and go in an instant. Uses good bend when handling press in the contact window, dipping shoulder underneath punch to clear and stack. Sudden as smoke when releasing off the line of scrimmage or attacking would-be tacklers on screens and other quick-hitting plays. Able to make hands catches away from his frame and at tough angles, with some contact around his frame.
CONS: Doesn’t locate the ball naturally and is often late getting his hands and body into the catch point, whether down the field or in the short/intermediate area. Release off press currently a concern from limited tape exposure: must learn how to play tighter within CB’s cylinder and incorporate hand usage to generate release angles instead of just wiggling and hoping. Vertical burst is good but it’s not that good. Doesn’t make as many players miss in space as you’d expect for his agility in the open field.
– Benjamin Solak