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16May 2018
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2018 Season Countdown: #103 Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell (image via Twitter)

Name: Matt Mitchell
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 186 lbs.
High school: Dexter (MI) Dexter
Position: Cornerback
Class: Redshirt junior
Jersey number: #20
Last year: I did not rank Mitchell. He did not see game action.

Mitchell is a guy who has been grinding away for a few years on the scout team. While he’s undersized and not particularly skilled, sometimes those guys are rewarded in their upperclassman years with roles on special teams. I think Mitchell could be in line for a small-time gig on the punt coverage or punt return units, but even if not, he’s a guy constantly out there getting reps with the scout teamers.

Prediction: Backup cornerback, special teamer

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