Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Malcolm Mitchell vs. A.J. Green, Julio Jones, and Alshon Jeffery

Saturday against Tennessee freshman wideout Malcolm Mitchell recorded his first career 100 yard receiving game. Unfortunately he also tweaked a hamstring and is ruled out for this week's contest against the Commodores. Mitchell, a four star prep performer, was evaluated as a corner coming out of high school. Upon his arrival to UGA and permanent commitment to offense, it has been stated by analyst that had Mitchell been ranked among the nations wideouts during recruiting he would placed among the top ten.

 A few weeks ago we compared Isaiah Crowell's freshman production to that of the SEC's elite backs. Crowell stacked up favorably. This week we will look at the numbers for Mitchell as he compares to some of the best in recent SEC history: A.J. Green, Julio Jones, and  current Gamecock Alshon Jeffery. All of these pass catchers were at least four star performers and ranked inside the 100 prospects nationally.

As you can see Mitchell is more than holding his own against the big boys of the SEC. We all know how Jones' and Green's careers played out, both are getting paid serous money right now after being drafted in the top ten of this years NFL draft. Jeffery is considered by many to be the top wideout prospect in this years professional draft. I know I know, that includes Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon, who is destroying secondaries. Ask Todd McShay of ESPN.

Mitchell is smaller than the other three, all are listed as 6-3 or taller, but has the speed and skill set to make up for the disparity in height. No one can predict the future, but as a stated last week indications are good that Malcolm will continue to improve and put up excellent numbers for UGA in the future. Lets just hope he recovers quickly and is ready to go against the jort wearing swamp lizards from Gainesville in three weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's good to know. Mitchell is definitely a gamer. He runs great routes and attacks the football. And he does one thing all good receivers do....he catches the ball!!! Glad we got him, look fw to seeing him set records.