Quinyon Mitchell
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Quinyon Mitchell
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Williston, FL
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Quinyon Mitchell CB Toledo | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Quinyon Mitchell CB Toledo
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside Zone CB
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.33 seconds (96%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Height: 6-0 (63%*) Weight: 195 (60%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (55%*) Arm: 31 (40%*) Span: 75 6/8 (54%*)
Forty: 4.33 (C) (96%*) Ten Yard: 1.51 (C) (82%*)
Vertical: 38 (C) (75%*) Broad: 122 (C) (50%*)
Bench: 20 (C) (91%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
ROLE: Outside Zone CB
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.33 seconds (96%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (63%*) Weight: 195 (60%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (55%*) Arm: 31 (40%*)
Span: 75 6/8 (54%*)
Forty: 4.33 (C) (96%*)
10 Yard: 1.51 (C) (82%*)
Vertical: 38 (C) (75%*) Broad: 122 (C) (50%*)
Bench: 20 (C) (91%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
Overall Rating: 88.6 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
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QB Rating When targeted: 44.3
Run Defense:
Overall Rank: #19 Position rank: #2
College Games: 42 College Snaps: 2252
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 73/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 85 Stars 247 RATING: 85/100
Grade: 2 Stars 2 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.4 (89%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Devon Witherspoon - Illinois
Trent McDuffie - Washington
Christian Gonzalez - Oregon
Draft Profile: Bio
Quinyon Mitchell from Williston High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Mitchell opted to join Toledo.

In 2020 as a freshman Mitchell saw little action.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 13 games and logged 588 snaps for the Rockets. He made 33 tackles, 2 assists, and had 9 stops. In coverage he totaled 5 pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 78.2.

In 2022 as a junior Mitchell played in 13 games and contributed on 837 snaps. He chalked up 31 tackles, 2 assists, and added 14 stops. In the secondary Mitchell forced 16 pass breakups, 5 interceptions, and gave up an elite QB rating when targetted of just 32.4.

In 2023 as a senior Mitchell saw action in 13 games while playing 781 snaps. He logged 39 tackles, 6 assists, and made 12 stops. In coverage Mitchell had 14 pass breakups, one interception, and surrendered an impressive QB rating when targetted of 49.0.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Elite athletic skills -- Made Bruce Feldman's 'Freaks List' at number 46. He wrote: "Mitchell bench-pressed 225 pounds 21 times, squatted 44 and had a top speed of 23.58 MPH on the GPS this summer. He also ran in the 40 in the 4.3s twice for NFL scouts this spring. Mitchell’s teammate, running back Jacquez Stuart, an alumnus of powerhouse Miami Northwest High who once won state titles in the 100-meter dash and the 4×100-meter relay, also nearly made this list. The 5-10, 180-pound Stuart hit 23.40 MPH this summer but also squatted 550 and did 17 reps of 225"
  • Quinyon Mitchell displays exceptional field vision in zone coverage, adept at predicting and interrupting the quarterback's strategy, and showcases impressive route recognition, allowing him to react effectively to aerial threats.
  • He's known for his tenacity in tackling, especially against receivers, where he isn't hesitant to engage physically and assert his presence.
  • Mitchell's ball skills are among the elite; he exudes a natural instinct for the ball, translating into significant pass deflections and interceptions, becoming Toledo's defensive backbone.
  • He carries a versatile skill set, comfortable both in man and zone coverages, though he shows an exceptional aptitude for zone schemes, where his ability to read the game truly shines.
  • His linear quickness and burst are assets in closing gaps and providing recovery, making him a daunting prospect for opposing quarterbacks and receivers alike.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Despite his speed, Mitchell's transitions can sometimes lag, reflecting a hesitance to trust his instincts fully out of breaks, leading to occasional vulnerabilities in coverage.
  • While effective against receivers, his tackling of running backs in open spaces can be inconsistent, often resorting to shoulder hits rather than secure wrap-ups.
  • His agility and fluidity, particularly when changing direction or responding to intricate routes, have room for improvement, potentially impacting his efficiency in man coverage scenarios.
  • While his anticipation and vision are strengths, refining his backpedal and transitional quickness could elevate his ability to disrupt plays and capitalize on interception opportunities.
Scouting Report: Summary
Quinyon Mitchell has the tools to make an immediate splash in the NFL, but he's got some polishing to do first. His game tape from Toledo showcases his knack for locking down zones and an impressive burst of speed, crucial for tailing deep threats and landing solid hits on receivers. He's got a nose for the ball and isn't shy about mixing it up physically.

That said, Mitchell's gotta sharpen up in a few areas. His transitions from reading the play to making his move can lag, giving savvy NFL receivers an edge. And while he throws his weight around against receivers, his technique tackling bigger backs needs work - more wrap-up, less shoulder. He's shown potential in man coverage, but it's raw. Fine-tuning these parts of his game will be key.

Bottom line, Mitchell's raw talent and physical tools are there. He's a playmaker, no doubt. But the jump to the pros is a big one, and success will hinge on how well he can refine his technique and adapt. With the right coaching and a grind-it-out attitude, Mitchell could turn those raw skills into a serious asset at the next level.

Quinyon Mitchell percentiles vs other Cornerbacks (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

Update - 03/13/2024
At the combine: Quinyon Mitchell from Toledo earns an A- in our evaluation, with his performance mostly exceeding expectations. The primary area for improvement noted was his 10-foot broad jump, which was slightly underwhelming. However, this minor setback was overshadowed by his exceptional showing elsewhere. Mitchell's explosive athleticism was on full display with a 38-inch vertical leap, reinforcing his dynamic physical capabilities. Clocking a 4.33-second 40-yard dash, especially at his size of just over 6 feet and 195 pounds, was particularly impressive. Mitchell's overall display at the evaluation solidified his position as one of the most athletically gifted players in his cohort.

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*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.