Where will Mitchell likely excel?
Roundtable: Is receiver bound for defensive greatness?
Updated: May 30, 2012, 12:49 PM ETBy DawgNation Staff
One of the top storylines from Georgia's spring practice was the move of Freshman All-SEC wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell to cornerback. In his first year, Mitchell started nine games despite missing three with a hamstring injury. He ranked fourth in the SEC in yards per game (60.5) and fifth in receptions per game (4.1). So when Mark Richt announced that Mitchell would take almost all of his snaps in the spring on defense, fans were surprised. After a couple weeks of reports detailing how well Mitchell was performing at cornerback, the surprise turned to anticipation. So we look ahead to the fall with this week's DawgNation Roundtable question: "Where will Malcolm Mitchell excel this season -- on defense or on offense?"
David Ching: The better question might be where won't Malcolm Mitchell excel. I truly believe he will be an impact player in the secondary, particularly in the first couple of games when the numbers are thin. But I still believe Mitchell will play a significant role on offense, even if he plays predominantly on defense or exclusively on defense early on. He is too valuable as a deep threat to imagine that Georgia would abandon using him at receiver altogether. I wouldn't be surprised to see him on special teams as a kick returner, either.
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