Last season, the most well-known Oregon Ducks cornerback was Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, and he was viewed as a first-round prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft before ultimately deciding to stay in school for another year. His teammate Terrance Mitchell isn’t as touted, but he’s just as good despite having less upside than the incredibly athletic, playmaking Ekpre-Olomu. Mitchell isn’t getting any first-round hype, but he’s a legitimate sleeper in this draft class and is receiving more attention.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Mitchell recently visited the Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders, and one half of one of college football’s best CB duos also has interest from the Baltimore Ravens. All three of those teams could use a cornerback, and none of those three teams are expected to pay a premium price to upgrade the position. Players like Mitchell and Vanderbilt’s Andre Hal are underrated corners who played at a shutdown level in college and can be had for a mid-round pick, so it’s important to watch Mitchell’s draft stock closely.
We already knew about the workouts with the Colts and Raiders that took place early in the week, because he ran a 4.43 forty in front of those two teams. Mitchell knows he’s underrated, but he definitely did himself a favor by running in the low 4.4s after a poor time at the Combine and a pulled hamstring at Oregon’s pro day.