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Source: USF's Mitchell burns up 40 at pro day


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While Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant was busy grabbing the headlines on Tuesday with unimpressive times of 4.52 and 4.68 in the 40-yard-dash, another wideout was busy turning heads in a good way.

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Carlton Mitchell continues to produce solid times in the 40.

Carlton Mitchell was clocked at a speedy 4.40 and 4.42 in his first attempt at the 40-yard-dash during South Florida’s pro day on Tuesday, according to a league source.

The 6’3â€, 215-pound junior showed a nice improvement on the 4.47 40 he posted at the combine in Indianapolis last month. If anything, Mitchell’s ability to consistently run in the low to mid 4.4 range on different tracks will help solidify his place as one of the fastest receivers in this year’s draft class.

The 21-year-old caught 40 passes for 706 yards and four touchdowns for the Bulls in 2009. Mitchell’s size, speed and ability to step up in the vertical passing game make him one of the more intriguing wideout prospects on the board.

Update (3:58pm eastern): A third source has informed us that they had Mitchell timed at 4.46 in Tampa on Tuesday.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-USFs-Mitchell-burns-up-40-at-pro-day.html

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I was against him leaving, but he's going to cash in on this descicion.  He's got to be a 2nd or high 3rd round pick

Glad to see it pan out for him...

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he needs to catch the ball and hold on to the ball

he needs to get open and run better routes

speed alone doesnt mean much

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Game tape says he is fast and he is showing it on the 40 track.

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best of luck to him.

however, i think we can all agree that 40 times are overrated.

he will need to show great route running and great hands to really be a standout pick in the draft.

maybe oakland can take him since they LOVE size and speed.  but after their 2 draft picks last year i think they are staying away from WRs this year.

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Game tape says he is fast and he is showing it on the 40 track.

Considering that he holds the ALL-TIME USF record in the 400 meters, I don't think there was much doubt that he'd have a good 40 time.  ;)

Most of the experts say he runs good routes and is not afraid to take a hit. The only real knock on him has been that he catches balls too much with his body rather than with his hands. I think he has shown great improvment in that area to NFL scouts at the combine. He's been working very hard to correct his mistakes and it is starting to pay off:

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/200300-catches-a-day.html

 

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Trust me when I say the 400 meter is no 40 yard dash.

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Trust me when I say the 400 meter is no 40 yard dash.

Your point is well taken. However, when a guy holds the all-time USF record in the 400, he has to have very good speed as well as endurance. 

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he needs to catch the ball and hold on to the ball

he needs to get open and run better routes

speed alone doesnt mean much

Darius Hayward-Bey and his Mega contract beg to differ

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Al Davis will be interested.

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