Cleveland Browns: Rookie Wide Receiver Carlton Mitchell Can Be an Impact Player

April 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Carlton Mitchell, the 6'3" 215lb wide receiver from South Florida can have an immediate impact on the Browns. He fell to the Browns in the sixth round where they quickly pounced on him.
He has an elite size-speed combination with a 4.49 40 yard dash and huge hands and was projected by many, including CBS Sports, to be a second or third round pick. After watching video of his combine workout and season highlights (www.carltonmitchell.net) I can definitely attest to his explosiveness for his size.
He has the prototypical build of a No. 1 receiver and can go up and make a catch in traffic and is willing to go across the middle.
In 2009 he had 40 receptions for 706 yards and four touchdowns.
The major knock on Mitchell is that he uses his chest to catch too many balls. This is a correctable flaw with hard work on the jugs machine and with Browns quarterbacks and whoever else he can get to throw to him.
His route running is also sloppy which is why he projects prim...

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