Monday, May 27, 2024

Colts select fluid WR Mitchell with 52nd pick

The Colts have selected Texas Longhorns WR Adonai Mitchell with the 52nd overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The 6’4″ receiver scored an incredible 18 touchdowns on just 93 catches, averaged 15.4-yards per reception and had an average depth of target of 16 yards.

PFF had this to say of him, “Mitchell’s fluidity and size make him a tough matchup for anyone, especially in the red zone. The biggest area of concern is that I wish he attacked the ball more when it was in the air. If he improves in that category, he has fringe WR1/WR2 abilities.”

Colts looking to give Richardson weapons

Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen was delighted to get Mitchell. “He’s got a rare ability to separate at the top of routes,” Stiechen said . “He’s got an arsenal of releases vs. press-man, you can see it show up on tape. The guy had 11 touchdowns, I think he averaged 14.4 yards a catch. The guy is a competitor.”

“To get him where we got him, I couldn’t be more fired up about it,” Steichen said. “Hats off to Chris (Ballard) and his Colts staff. To add to that room with (Michael) Pittman Jr. and (Josh) Downs and Alec (Pierce) and Ashton (Dulin) and the rest of those guys, he’s going to bring that speed element and that big-play ability too.”

“Competition makes everybody better,” Steichen said. “I couldn’t be more fired up about the guys that we are adding. It’s going to bring great competition on both sides of the football. When you talk about the continuity, everyone coming back on both sides of the football, and then to add these guys, we’re fired up about it.”

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