ELIJAH MITCHELL | LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE 5’10” 201 lbs. 5/02/1998 (Age 23)
Elijah Mitchell was drafted 194th overall by the San Francisco 49ers.
At his Pro Day, Elijah Mitchell measured 5’10” and 201 lbs, giving him a BMI of 28.8. His best 40-yard dash time was 4.40-seconds which equates to a 107.3-Speed Score, 86th percentile. He also achieved a 127.8 burst score, 88th percentile, and an agility score of 11.14, 79th percentile. Mitchell is above average in every athletic testing category and these are very important when talking about RBs. Overall I am impressed with his athletic profile, he has good size and profiles to be an RB that can secure a great touch share in the NFL.
Rapid Reaction to Draft Capital: Below-Average
Rapid Reaction to Landing Spot: Excellent
Elijah Mitchell was selected with the 194th-overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
Elijah Mitchell joins the 49ers’ RB room, which may seem overcrowded right now. However, after this year it will just be Mitchell and Sermon. I really like his outlook here as he is just the type of RB the 9ers like to employ. They also typically run a modified committee so Mitchell should be able to secure touches. Plus the 9ers don’t care about draft capital. If Mitchell outperforms the other RBs in that room he can command the most touches. And then if Sermon were ever to get hurt we could see some big games from Mitchell as the main RB in that offense. Mitchell is a guy that I will be targeting in the mid to late third of Superflex rookie drafts. He can be a solid role player for your fantasy team with starter upside if he either wins the job or an injury occurs. Mitchell is a rookie I want to own.
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