|DT Earl Mitchell, Arizona
|Pos. Rank: 11
|Grade: 3rd Round
|Height: 6-1 1/2
The Good: Athletic defensive tackle who showed steady progress in his game the past two seasons. Plays with good lean, focused on by opponents in the middle of the line and flashes power. Keeps his pads low to the ground, has a compact build, and is rarely off his feet. Fluid moving about the field, quickly changes direction, and strings plays laterally.
The Bad: Must do a better job protecting himself. Easily ridden from his angle of attack at times. Displays minimal moves with his hands.
The Verdict: Since moving to the defensive tackle position as a junior, Mitchell has shown flashes of tremendous ability. He offers a good degree of upside potential, and he should only get better as he improves his playing strength and develops the details of his new position.