Dean's List: Offensive Players - #4

Dean Legge counts down Georgia's five most important offensive players of the 2013 season.

Speed. It must make life a lot easier to be able to run like the wind. Malcolm Mitchell is as much an expert on speed as he is on playmaking ability. In a crowded, playmaking receiving corps, Mitchell has emerged as the top threat in Silver Britches.

Mitchell won't split his time worrying about defense this summer – he will be straight offense. I can hear Mike Bobo giggling (toothpick in mouth) somewhere about the ability to roll out one of his South Georgia boys to beat up Todd Grantham's defense all season long during practice.

Mitchell's speed was something he was blessed with, but his skills at receiver have been developed by Tony Ball over the last two-plus seasons. Ball needs to be given some credit for taking a raw, but extremely gifted athlete and getting him to the point where he's one of the top threats in the SEC on the offensive side of the ball.

There is no certainty that Mitchell will stay for his final season in Athens. He's shown the type of explosion necessary to make it in the NFL – even without prototypical size. Mitchell is scary with the ball in his hands, and that translates to every level of football.

Dean's List: Offensive Players - #5
Dean's List: Offensive Players - #4

Malcolm Mitchell takes off vs. Florida in 2012.


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