The Eagles are set to host Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell on a pre-draft visit, according to a report from Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Mitchell is one of 30 prospects scheduled to visit the team's facility in Philadelphia leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft.
The 24-year-old Mitchell measures in at 6-0, 198 pounds. He played four years for the Bulldogs. During that time he racked up 174 receptions for 2,350 yards (13.5 average) and 16 touchdowns. He also ran for 55 yards on nine carries. Mitchell returned kicks and punts for Georgia in 2012 but wasn't particularly productive in that role.
Mitchell tore his ACL while celebrating a Todd Gurley touchdown in 2013. He's also dealt with some other injuries during his college career. The Eagles might be interested in checking up on his medical status.
CBS Sports projects Mitchell to be a fourth round pick. The Eagles will be looking to add more depth and talent to their wide receiver corps in this draft. Here's a scouting report via NFL.com. Funny enough, his top player comparison is Philadelphia's first round pick from 2015: Nelson Agholor.
"Strengths - Made huge jump in explosive plays and yards per catch from 2014 to 2015. Has the ability to make some plays down the field with a quarterback who will take some shots. Adequate play speed and can vary tempo of his routes. Very good hip sink to stop quickly and open up to the quarterback. Route running shows promise. Smooth with change of direction and works back to the ball. Able to make sharp cuts out of breaks and does a nice job of selling double moves. Consistently tracks and high-points downfield throws and is able to adjust to throws high, low and outside. Generally reliable hands and showed toughness in making catches where he know he was going to take a big shot.
Weaknesses - Doesn't have plus size or speed to consistently threaten outside cornerbacks. Speedy cornerbacks sat on his routes and showed little respect for his long speed. Can be knocked off schedule by physical cornerbacks. Must prove he can adjust routes without the noticeable slowing that the tape shows. Has room for improvement with leveraging of routes to create more separation for out-breaking routes. Will duck head and give away timing of when hes going to sink his routes to man cornerbacks. Would like to see better separation ability underneath. Knee injuries slowed his career so his medicals could be a concern. Not as effective as a blocker in space as some teams will want.
Bottom Line - Mitchell was hampered by injuries in the past and inconsistent quarterback play this year, but there is no doubting his ball skills and smoothness as a route runner. His speed is just average and he doesn't get as much separation as teams like underneath, but he's tough, can make contested catches and has the type of personal and football character that will have scouts pulling for him in their draft rooms. Mitchell will be a 24-year-old rookie."
Complete list of knowndraft visits
WR Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
WR Antwane Grant, Western Kentucky (Local visit?)
CB Daryl Worley, West Virginia (Local visit?)