Draft Rewind 2010 – Earl Mitchell – Houston Texans

What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about EARL MITCHELL: Arizona, 6016 296 4.76. Two-year starter at defensive tackle. Was recruited to Arizona as a fullback/tight end. Made the move to defensive tackle after team went to spread offense. Caught touchdown passes in 2006 and 2007. Explosive first step quickness. Thick and powerful lower body. Good effort player that plays with leverage and goes to the whistle. Long arms and big hands for the position. Doesn’t stay blocked. An inside one gap penetrator that is athletic, explosive, and strong. Sudden first step quickness into the gap. Plays on his feet with good body control and flexibility. Good base and use of hands. Can recover and regain balance. Good lateral quickness to close down the hole. Can leverage the defender at the point of attack. Productive high motor great effort player. Versatile and athletic enough to play several positions in backup roles. Should fit into a defensive front rotation. In two years he had 88 tackles, 21 for loss, and 10 sacks. Edge speed:left 1.98, right 2.35. OSR:4/20. Fourth/fifth round. (A-33, H-10 3/4, BP-25, 10-1.63).

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