Malcolm Mitchell impresses at Patriots camp
Former Georgia WR Malcolm Mitchell appears to have New England reporters buzzing after his impressive showing in the beginning of Patriots training camp.
Chemistry developing between Brady and Mitchell. Completed several timing routes in red area. Walked onto practice field together Sunday.
— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) July 31, 2016
#Patriots Malcolm Mitchell is having a quality day after missing practice Saturday. Big winner in 1on1 drills.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) July 31, 2016
Was there for 2 non-padded practices, so no answer to Pats' biggest question mark, but can say rook WR Malcolm Mitchell looked really good.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 30, 2016
Sloppy conditions at #PatriotsCamp provided good ball handling test. WR Malcolm Mitchell & CB/PR Cyrus Jones both seemed to handle it well
— Matt Chatham (@chatham58) July 31, 2016
Mitchell’s work ethic is likely impressing his coaches, as demonstrated in this tidbit from his post-practice media availability:
Malcolm Mitchell falls asleep with his playbook every night pic.twitter.com/0VBimuS7T0
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) July 31, 2016
The former Bulldogs wideout was drafted in the fourth round. The Patriots are known for making excellent use of their later-round picks, a sign that the front office had big plans for Mitchell. At UGA, Mitchell capped off his career with 58 catches for 865 yards and five touchdowns in his senior season.
Mitchell will be getting acquainted with two quarterbacks this offseason, as New England starter Tom Brady is suspended for the first four games of the season for his role in Deflategate.