Nov 8, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; Georgia Bulldogs split end Malcolm Mitchell (26) catches a pass against Kentucky Wildcats running back Josh Clemons (21) and safety A.J. Stamps (1) in the second half at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
When healthy, Malcolm Mitchell is one of the best vertical threats in all of College Football. The RS Senior from Valdosta has had to battle through a myriad of injuries during his time in Athens. But Mitchell, now a published children’s author, feels that his string of unfortunate injuries taught him to have more of a student mentality in understanding the game of football.
Mitchell said that had he stayed healthy his first three years in college that he would have likely entered the NFL Draft a year early, forgoing his last season of eligibility. His newfound cerebral approach to not just football but life in general bodes well for Malcolm Mitchell as a football player, but most importantly as a man.
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Malcolm was one of three players to go to Hoover with Coach Richt this summer to speak on the behalf of the team at SEC Media Days. I see Malcolm having an All-SEC season on the outside for the Dawgs as the primary vertical threat in Coach Schottenheimer’s offense.
Though the health concerns are always there with Malcolm Mitchell, I believe that if he can stay healthy through camp and enter the regular season unscathed that Georgia’ offense is more dynamic from what Mitchell brings to the table as a wideout. Georgia needs Malcolm to step up in his final season in Athens as top receivers Michael Bennett and Chris Conley have graduated. Expect Malcolm Mitchell to score on several deep strike touchdown passes from the new UGA starting quarterback.
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