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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Oregon CB Terrance Mitchell

04.28.14 at 5:18 pm ET
By will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.


Position: Cornerback

School: Oregon

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 192 pounds

Achievements: Led Oregon in interceptions with five during the 2013 season

What he brings: Scouts say that Mitchell has a gambling mentality that allows him to make big plays. They also point out, though, that he has tight hips and lacks ideal strength.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 5-6

Notes: Many expected Mitchell’€™s teammate and All-American Ifo Ekpre-Olomu to go into the draft this year. Instead, Ekpre-Olomu decided to stay for his senior year and Mitchell entered the draft. Mitchell had a breakout season as he started all 13 games and had 59 tackles. … Mitchell was ejected from a game on Aug. 31, 2013,  against Nicholls for targeting. … At the NFL combine, Mitchell had the top result of all cornerbacks in the 3-cone drill with a time of 6.57 seconds and in the 20-yard shuttle at a time of 4.00. He also had the second-best mark of all cornerbacks in the 60-yard shuttle with a time of 11.22.

Related articles:

Yahoo Sports: NFL draft: Q&A with Oregon cornerback Terrance Mitchell

The Oregonian: NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott is teaching Terrance Mitchell ‘fearlessness’ in training

Video: Here is a video from Mitchell’s NFL combine workout.

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