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.
Malcolm Mitchell takes off vs. Florida in 2012.