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Malcolm Mitchell | Wide Receiver

Team: Georgia Bulldogs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195

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Georgia senior WR Malcolm Mitchell's "draft status will hinge on the reports teams receive from doctors," CBS Sports Rob Rang notes.
"The unfortunate reality is that regardless of how well Mitchell performs in 2015, his ultimate draft status will hinge on the reports teams receive from doctors who are sure to check Mitchell closely during medical evaluations at the Scouting Combine," Rang wrote. In his first two years at Georgia, Mitchell showcased his versatility, playing wide receiver, cornerback, kick returner and punt returner. Rang believes Mitchell stunted the growth of his career splitting time between so many positions. Last season as a wideout, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Mitchell caught 31 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns. Aug 20 - 2:09 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Georgia senior WR Malcolm Mitchell told reporters at SEC Media Days that his days as a two-way player may be over.

Mitchell played a little cornerback a couple of seasons ago, but he doesn't anticipate following in former Michigan State star Tony Lippett's footsteps in 2015 and pulling off the two-way trick regularly. "I need to prove that I can play a full healthy season at one position first," Mitchell said. Mitchell was the star of the show last week, bringing to the event a recently published children's book that he authored. "I have a passion for reading to kids and a passion for reading in general," Mitchell said. Mitchell caught 31 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns last season.
Jul 19 - 4:20 PM

Georgia senior WR Malcolm Mitchell is healthy and "ready to lead" the Bulldogs receiving group, according to Edward Aschoff of ESPN.

"His devastating knee injury in 2013 was one thing, but having lingering knee issues in 2014 had to be incredibly frustrating," Aschoff writes. Mitchell caught 31 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns last season after missing the first four games. At one time Mitchell was expected to be Georgia's next star and a possible two way player, but his impact and development has been limited for multiple reasons.
Source: ESPN
Jul 9 - 10:15 AM

Georgia head coach Mark Richt announced junior WR Malcolm Mitchell won't declare for the draft.

An expected decision. Mitchell assuredly has the tools of an NFL receiver, but he had a difficult time showing it this year while returning from ACL surgery and hauling in passes from the inconsistent Hutson Mason. Across eight games, Mitchell posted 28 receptions and three receiving touchdowns. Mitchell can also play corner, so don't be surprised if he plays both ways at some point in 2015.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 03:21:00 PM

Georgia head coach Mark Richt said junior WR Malcolm Mitchell will play Saturday against Vanderbilt barring a setback.

Mitchell has missed a considerable amount of time since last September after tearing his ACL. The receiver then re-injured his knee this summer and underwent a second, more minor, surgery. Hopefully Mitchell still has the same quickness and burst he displayed before.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 01:16:00 PM

As expected, Georgia junior WR Malcolm Mitchell will not play versus Tennessee.

The goal is still for Mitchell to suit up against Vanderbilt on October 4. Mitchell tore his ACL last September but had a second knee surgery this July. Prior to the injury, Mitchell played both corner and receiver and flashed explosive quickness with the ball in his hands.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 11:18:00 AM

Georgia is aiming to have junior WR Malcolm Mitchell return for the October 4 game against Vanderbilt.

Mitchell has been sideline since last September after tearing the ACL in his right knee. He then re-injured the knee in late July and underwent arthroscopic surgery. "I just need him for 10 plays, I don't need him to play the whole game," offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 11:16:00 AM

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."
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 10:15:00 PM

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
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 12:08:00 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.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 09:44:00 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