Now that Senior Bowl week has officially concluded, there’s plenty of buzz surrounding a number of prospects that stood out with the Pittsburgh Steelers in attendance. One of those players was Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell, who was voted by the top CB on the National team following a fantastic week of practice. We know that the Steelers brass has some decisions to make regarding how they go about retooling the secondary and rest assured, Mitchell’s name will come up in that conversation. After hitting big on Joey Porter Jr. last cycle, it’s time to find him a running mate on the outside.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Measured at the Senior Bowl: One of the best things about the Senior Bowl is that we get publicly available verified measurements on every single prospect. Mitchell came in at 6-foot 3/8, 195 pounds, nearly an exact replica of what he was listed at on the school’s website. His arm length was measured at 31 1/8 which is considered average for NFL cornerbacks. While that number isn’t quite what some were hoping for, it’s far from a concern on tape or in terms of his projection to the next level. All in all, this is what a starting caliber cornerback looks like on paper.
QUNIYON MITCHELL SCOUTING REPORT
As you’ve probably heard before, cornerback is a stop-watch position where a player’s speed is of the utmost importance. Luckily enough for Mitchell, he has plenty of speed to burn and routinely shows off the ability to glide effortlessly down the field. When studying his tape, you can instantly see that he trusts his wheels, too.