2020 Season Countdown: #61 Kalel Mullings

2020 Season Countdown: #61 Kalel Mullings


July 14, 2020
Kalel Mullings (image via Rivals)

Name: Kalel Mullings
Height:
6’1″
Weight:
220 lbs.
High school:
West Roxbury (MA) Milton Academy
Position:
Linebacker
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Mullings was a senior in high school (LINK). He ran for 371 yards and 22 touchdowns, and he had 289 yards receiving with 4 touchdowns; he also had 2 interceptions and 2 sacks.
TTB Rating:
78

Mullings had what I deem to be a very odd career at Milton Academy. He was a very highly touted recruit before falling back to the pack a little bit; even though he ended up as the #151 overall player and played in the All-American Bowl, it seemed at one point that he would be deemed a guy who would be in the top 75 or so. And maybe his stats are off, but I don’t know how he only ended up with 371 rushing yards and 289 receiving yards.

But I digress.

What’s he going to do at Michigan?

Well, I said in his commitment post that he reminded me of Jordan Anthony, and I’m going to stick with that. Anthony, who spent three years at Michigan before entering the transfer portal, was also a running back/linebacker in high school who looked too stiff to play running back. Anthony always seemed a step slow to read plays on defense, and I see some of that with Mullings, too. I do think Mullings is starting off with a little more aggression and size, and since Anthony – who was in the rotation – left along with Devin Gil (USF), the staff needs a freshman inside linebacker. I think Mullings will be that guy in 2020, even though I just expect him to get his feet wet a little bit without being an immediate standout.

Prediction: Backup inside linebacker

4 comments

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    Joined: 7/14/2020
    Moonraker
    Jul 14, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    I’m thinking he might end up at RB… because his film doesn’t seem good…at all.

    • Thunder
      Comments: 3658
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jul 14, 2020 at 10:52 AM

      I’ll say this in his “defense”: he looked better in the All-American Bowl than I expected. I mainly think he just needs to be coached up and used properly. In high school he was just running around like it was sandlot football.

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    Joined: 7/12/2020
    lesteglowert
    Jul 14, 2020 at 5:54 PM

    34 fgh jgjhgjljhkiuihfghhhfch

    • Lanknows
      Comments: 5998
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Lanknows
      Jul 14, 2020 at 9:40 PM

      I was coming on to say 61 was too high for any freshman that needs to be coached up, especially where there are plenty of other backup options (Thomas, Solomon, Velazquez) but 34?!? fghet about it

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