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Mississippi State - Bulldogs


Charles Mitchell

Charles Mitchell - #4 - SS

Height: 5-10 3/4
Weight: 202
Speed: 4.63
Arm: 30 1/4
Hand: 9 1/2
Wingspan: 76 1/4
Birthdate: 09/13/1989
Hometown: Clarksdale, MS
Grade: 5.20

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/08/2012 Mississippi State Pro Day 5-10 3/4 202 9 3/8 30 3/4 75 1/2 4.59 19 10'5" 4.39 11.46 7.00
02/29/2012 Combine 5-10 3/4 202 9 1/2 30 1/4 76 1/4 4.59 19 10'7" 37 4.25 11.78 6.95
01/30/2012 Players Classic 5-10 3/4 205 9 1/2 31 76 3/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-10 3/4 201 9 30 1/2 74 3/4 4.55

 

Notes:

The running back/safety was Mississippi’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007.  Appeared in all 12 games as a true freshman in ’08, recording 31 tackles, one pass breakup and zero interceptions. Started all 12 games at strong safety in ’09, posting 64-2-4 with 1 1⁄2 tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Had a 71-yard interception return for a score. Tallied 93-1-0 with three tackles for loss in 13 starts at strong safety in ’10. Made all 13 starts at strong safety in ’11 and totaled 95-3-0 with three tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble. Team captain.

Positives:

Good size — well-proportioned and put together. Fluid, controlled mover with good balance. Gets depth in his drops and can rotate his hips. Keeps pace with tight ends. Drops in the box and is a presence supporting the run (productive tackler). Had 37-inch vertical leap and broad jump of 10 feet 7 inches at the Combine. Strong and very tough (plays hurt). Has special-teams experience. Outstanding personal, football character.

Negatives:

Has short arms. Average speed. Less comfortable working in reverse. Pedestrian ball production and playmaking ability (inconsistent downfield ball reactions). Prone to occasional improper run fits. Leaves some tackles on the field — does not explode through his hips, slips off stronger ballcarriers and is more effective with momentum. Could show more urgency in pursuit.

Summary:

An experienced, three-year SEC starter, Mitchell is an athletic, tough, fluid strong safety with desirable intangibles and the makeup of a solid backup and core special-teams player.


Charles Mitchell's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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