Minnesota Vikings Get Steal With Big Wide Receiver Marko Mitchell

July 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last Monday, the Super Bowl contending Minnesota Vikings, lacking depth at wide receiver, quietly improved the team even more by claiming an obscure free agent, to many in the media and most fans, off waivers.
Marko Mitchell excelled at flanker at the University of Nevada-Reno.  He caught 51 balls for 1,129 yards (21.3 average) and eight TDs in 2007, and 61 balls for 1,141 yards (18.7 average) and 10 TDs in 2008.
At the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine, he was measured at nearly six foot four inches tall and 218 pounds with long arms of 34 ½ inches and big hands of 10 ¼ inches. 
He ran a 10-yard dash in 1.5 seconds,  20 in 2.53, and 40 in 4.46 (his 40s have ranged from 4.36 to 4.54).
He had a more modest vertical jump of 32 ½-inches and only nine reps at 225 pounds.
The scouting report lists his assets: a natural athlete, very tall, very fast sustained speed especi...

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