Elijah Mitchell
Running Back from Louisiana 2021 Draft Profile
Elijah Mitchell
Height
5-11
Weight
218 lbs
College
Louisiana
Position
RB
Class
Senior
Home town
Erath LA
59/100
Player Rating
28
PositionRank
4.38
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
878
Rush AVG
6.2
Rush TDs
8
Receptions
153
Rec YDs
153

Elijah Mitchell RB Louisiana Draft Profile

San Francisco 49ers Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 6 - Pick Number: 194 (SF)
Strengths
  • Not truly explosive, but possesses enough speed to beat linebacker to the edge.
  • A downhill runner who picks up momentum as he goes and does a nice job absorbing contact between the tackles - physical with good pad level.
  • Solid receiver in the flat, capable of running through tackles on the edge to move the chains. Flexible enough to catch passes thrown behind him.
  • Flashes initial burst and good lateral quickness to sidestep defenders or bounce runs outside with very good foot quickness. Displays very good feel as an inside and outside runner with above average vision to make sharp cuts - good patience¬∑ and footwork to pick through defenses.
  • Doesn't possess elite breakaway speed, but is fast enough to gain yardage in chunks when he finds a seam.
  • Well-built with a thick frame and powerful lower body which keeps his legs pumping through contact. Patient behind the line of scrimmage, allowing blocks to create openings, and looks for cutback lanes with accurate vision. Hits the hole hard and runs with power to get the tough yards and a physical attitude.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
  • Has good burst to and through the hole. A patient runner with good vision and burst for the cutback. Squares his shoulders and can knock the defender back onto his heels. Good leg drive and forward lean to gain extra yardage after contact.
Weaknesses
  • Too indecisive and hesitant at the line of scrimmage.
  • Goes down too easily upon contact and needs to do a better job staying on his feet and anticipating hits. Needs to be more of a finisher and run with more purpose and determination.

How other scouting services rate Elijah Mitchell (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
212.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
17.0