DT, Khalif Mitchell, ECU



DT, Khalif Mitchell, ECU

At A Glance
Position 1:  Defensive Tackle
Height:  6-5
Position 2:  3-4 defensive End
Weight:  316
Class:  Senior Age:  23
Projected Round:  7th  40time:  4.95
Combine/Proday Results
Bench reps:  30 Vertical:  30
20yd Split:  2.88 Broad Jump:  9'1"
10yd Split:  1.72 20yd Shuttle:  4.71
3 Cone Drill:  7.45  

Pros: A terrific combination of size, speed and strength who will topple on the charts on draft day because of limited production at ECU as a late career transfer from NC.  played Defensive Tackle, but his lack of an entrenched system should make him an ideal prospect for switching to a 3-4 End.

Cons: Would be a project player, as he does not use any of his tools particularly well.  Must learn to use his weight to anchor and not get stood up.  Must learn not to engage the olineman by overbalancing, as he is controlled easily in that situation.  Has recent foot and ankle injuries that will need to be cleared up.  Still learning the game, and loses track of the play easily.

Styg's Broncos "fit":     Mitchell's size and athleticism are rare and will get a very serious look if he lasts until the seventh round. Unfortunately he doesn't quite seem to have control of all his faculties at this time. He was a late career transfer, but he flashes some terrific potential for such a late Dline pick. I would actually bump him up to a three star, except that I think he would fit best as a 3-4 end, where he could adapt to his skills more naturally, and he has some ankle and foot injuries that need to be cleared. As is, I believe he checks in at two stars.


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SBNation Says:

Highlights

Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  •   Possesses an ideal size, length and overall power for the position. A gifted physical athlete for his size and does a nice job coming off the snap low and gaining initial space with his punch. Is consistently able to bull rush and push the pocket as well as be stout at the point of attack. Can be very disruptive and downright unblockable when he keeps his pad level down.  [see more...]
  • Mitchell spent his first two seasons at North Carolina, making 28 tackles as a part-time starter before transferring to East Carolina. After sitting out the 2006 season, Mitchell made honorable mention All-Conference USA with 19 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss. He only played in seven games, missing time early in the season with ankle and foot injuries. His 16 tackles, three for loss and a sack was not the type of production the Pirates hoped to see in his final season, but Mitchell's size and athleticism pique the interest of scouts.  [see more...]
  • Khalif Mitchell has the tools to dominate as a defensive lineman, but his production hasn’t always matched his potential. Does he have a shot to wreak havoc in the pros? Find out on Draftguys TV.  [see more...]

 

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