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Malcolm Mitchell | Wide Receiver

Team: Georgia Bulldogs
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195

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Georgia head coach Mark Richt told reporters that WRs Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley are "doubtful" for Saturday’s game versus South Carolina.
This announcement might become a weekly occurrence. Mitchell hasn't played since suffering a knee injury in last season's opener against Clemson, and Scott-Wesley hasn't played since Oct. 5. "There still an outside chance (Mitchell could play against South Carolina), but I think it’s still too early to tell," offensive coordinator Mike Bobo told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week. "Right now I would say no but the first of next week could change some things. Hopefully by next Tuesday we’ll know something." Sep 7 - 10:15 PM

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Georgia redshirt junior WR Malcolm Mitchell's right knee injury "very much has his stock in flux," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Mitchell tore his right ACL in the opener last season, costing him the rest of the campaign, and then re-injured the knee in late July, requiring arthroscopic surgery. His timetable is not known at this time. "When healthy, Mitchell has shown flashes of superstardom," Rang wrote. "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." Mitchell has collected 85 catches for 1,237 yards and eight touchdowns when he's been able to stay on the field. "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," Rang wrote. "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."
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 17 - 12:08 AM

Georgia redshirt junior WR Malcolm Mitchell re-injured his right knee and must undergo arthroscopic surgery.

No timetable is set for his return at this time. Mitchell was apparently running routes at the time of the injury, and the operation is to address a cartilage issue. Georgia does expect a full recovery, however. Coaches and beat writers were glowing about Mitchell's preseason camp prior to the 2013 season, but he suffered a major injury while celebrating a touchdown in the school's first game of the season. Mitchell does his best work in space thanks to his shifty, quick movements.
Aug 1 - 9:44 AM

Georgia junior WR Malcolm Mitchell underwent knee surgery on Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery prior to the 2014 season.

That season will almost certainly be in Athens, but some mentioned Mitchell as a possible earl entree into May's draft prior to the season. Beat writers stated Mitchell had the best camp of any receiver on the team, so hopefully he retains that explosion next year.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 05:13:00 PM

Georgia junior WR Malcolm Mitchell suffered a torn ACL against Clemson, ending his season.

This is a massive loss for the Bulldogs, as Mitchell reportedly had the best summer camp of any offensive player on the roster and was poised for a big season. The former cornerback does his best work in space, making people miss with quick moves and explosive cuts. He was just learning the details of the position. Mitchell was reportedly hurt when celebrating the team's first touchdown. He might apply for a medical redshirt and return in 2014 with two seasons of eligibility.
Source: USA Today
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 11:06:00 PM

ESPN's Mar Schlabach was told junior WR Malcolm Mitchell had the best camp of any Georgia player.

Mitchell started his career at cornerback, but shortly started working as a two way player for the Bulldogs. He's now Aaron Murray's top receiver and does his best work in the open field thanks to quickness. Mitchell did try a bit too hard last season, juking east and west rather than getting north and south, but we attribute that to his inexperience on the offensive side of the ball.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 08:49:00 AM

Georgia junior WR Malcolm Mitchell has been cleared for offseason activities following minor knee surgery.

Mitchell spent a large portion of last year working at receiver after splitting time at corner. It appears that he'll stay on offense full time, and Mitchell showed excellent lateral agility and burst to go along with his explosive personality on the field.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 02:18:00 PM

Georgia head coach mark Richt told reporters that he doubts sophomore WR Malcolm Mitchell plays any more CB in the future.

Due to a multitude of injuries and suspensions in the defensive secondary, Micthell was forced to start the season at corner after playing both positions in 2011. However, when the usual starters returned, Mitchell moved back to receiver and made an impact with his after catch quickness. It is obvious he needs to improve his ball carrying skills, however.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 09:05:00 AM

Georgia sophomore Malcolm Mitchell "sounds like" he wants to stay at WR rather than move to CB.

Mitchell was expected to be a two way player during the 2012 season, but early deficiencies forced Mitchell to play corner. Once other defenders returned, however, Mitchell then spent all of his time at receiver. He may see time at both, but it appears Mitchell's future is at receiver.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 02:56:00 PM

After the injury to WR Michael Bennett, two-way player Malcolm Mitchell practiced solely at WR in a practice that would usually be spent on defense.

Mitchell spent the early part of the season at cornerback due to the amount of suspensions handed down on that side of the ball. Since then, the sophomore has seen time as a slot receiver and has done best when given the ball in open space. A full-time home at receiver seems likely now with the injury to Bennett, the team's leading receiver.
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 05:24:00 PM

Georgia sophomore WR/DB Malcolm Mitchell is transitioning to offense this week and will practice on both sides of the ball.

Due to the multitude of suspensions on the defensive side of the field, Mitchell has spent most of his time at corner this season, even starting a handful of games. But, with the absent players returning, head coach Mark Richt will try to get Mitchell back on track as the two way player the coaches had envisioned. The sophomore will practice with the offense on Tuesday and the defense on Wednesday.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 08:54:00 AM

Georgia sophomore Malcolm Mitchell will miss the Bulldogs' season opener against Buffalo after spraining his ankle in Thursday's practice.

Mitchell will likely see the majority of his time at cornerback early in the season as the Bulldogs return some injured depth, but don't be surprised if he lines up at receiver in a limited role. He caught 45 passes for 665 yards last season, and coaches on both sides of the ball were apparently fighting for him to stick with them. Georgia has a history of two-way players in Champ Bailey and Brandon Boykin, so Mitchell could be next in line.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 01:37:00 PM

Georgia beat writer Seth Emerson senses that there is "no long term plan" for Bulldogs sophomore two way player Malcolm Mitchell.

The offseason plan was to play Mitchell at both receiver and cornerback and utilize him in whichever situations was needed at the time. Emerson mentions that "Mike Bobo and the offensive staff badly want Mitchell at receiver... But (defensive coordinator) Todd Grantham thinks Mitchell can be an all-SEC caliber cornerback." From the outside, it appears the two sides are fighting over a player that lacks a defined role. An undefined position may allow Mitchell to see the field at both spots, but it could also limit his development in a critical area.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 09:06:00 AM

Georgia sophomore Malcolm Mitchell will split time "50-50" between CB and WR in 2012.

Despite caching 45 passes for 665 yards last season, Mitchell was given a shot at cornerback this spring as an experiment. Instead, he wowed coaches and will likely start the season focusing on a defensive role due to the lack of depth at the position for the Bulldogs. Georgia has a history of players impacting both sides of the ball, with standout cornerbacks Champ Bailey and Brandon Boykin as two examples. Since he is just a sophomore, Mitchell has plenty of time to put his game on tape for evaluators at either position.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 09:47:00 AM

Georgia’s Malcolm Mitchell is spending the spring adjusting to his switch from receiver to corner.

Mitchell was a star corner in high school, but this is the SEC and digesting coverage schemes is job No. 1 this spring. A nice target for QB Aaron Murray last season, Mitchell caught 45 passes for 665 yards despite missing four games. There is no doubt he could have been one of the top receivers in the conference. Coach Mark Richt’s primary concern, however, was to shore up a secondary hit pretty hard by players leaving the program for one reason or another and injuries.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 12:34:00 PM