Scouting Report on Derrick Mitchellby Barry Every - 06/02/2010
- SpeedBlue Chip
- SizeDivision I Player
- StrengthBlue Chip
- AgilityBlue Chip
- Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Mitchell possesses a large frame that could easily add more muscle mass. He is shaped a bit like North Carolina 2009 signee Brennan Williams.
Needs Improvement: Mitchell needs to play much lower at the point of attack. He also needs to add to his arsenal of pass-rushing techniques. Does he have the toughness and durability to play inside at the next level? We will find out once he is playing football full-time.
Most Impressive: Has tremendous overall body structure, which allows him to project on both sides of the line of scrimmage. He is also very light on his feet and can change directions like a basketball player. He also has excellent straight-ahead speed.
Conclusion: Though recruited as a defensive lineman, do not be surprised if he ends up as a pass-blocking specialist. He has the skill set of a left offensive tackle. If defensive tackle does not work out, then he has a fall-back position.
Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina