Cleveland Browns post-draft scouting report #6: Northwestern Wildcats star CB Cameron Mitchell

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Profile: Cameron Mitchell was born on September 8th, 2001 in Bolingbrook, IL. Mitchell had attended Bolingbrook High School, where he had earned Southwest Suburban All-Conference honors as a high school junior and senior.

As a three-star recruit according to numerous recruiting services since he was the 23rd ranked player in Illinois at the time, with Mitchell eventually committing to play college football for the University of Northwestern.

During his four-year career at Northwestern, Cameron Mitchell had made 114 tackles, 18 pass deflections, 2 fumble recoveries, and 2 interceptions – being honored as a two time Big Ten honorable mention for his ballhawk skills in 2021 & 2022.

Hometown: Bolingbrook, IL

Age: 21 years old

Height/Weight: 6’0”, 190lbs

Arm Length: 31 3/8”

Hand Size: 9 ¾”

NFL Combine Results: 40-yard dash: 4.47  / 10-yard split: 1.48  / Vertical Jump: 35” / Bench Press: 15 reps

2023 NFL Draft: Drafted by the Cleveland Browns at 142nd overall (5th round)

Ideal Role: Strives as a nickel defender and/or slot cornerback in a zone system 

Strengths:

  • Gets head around to locate balls thrown, essentially has a radar in his head as to where the ball is near by
  • Very disciplined football player; you can tell he studies the game of football with a intense passion by his work ethic
  • Strong & well-muscled cornerback

Weaknesses:

  • Struggles staying with receivers due to inconsistent footwork
  • Lacks height and length to become a perennial CB1, struggles with tackling
  • Struggles in coverage when routed out of position

Career Achievements: 2021 All-Big Ten honorable mention by Big Ten coaches, & 2022 Big Ten Honorable Mention

Fun Fact: Cameron Mitchell was college roommates at Northwestern University with current Browns star CB Greg Newsome.II back in from 2019-2020.

Cameron Mitchell Draft Comparison: Cleveland Browns CB Greg Newsome II

Final Verdict: B grade

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