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Falcons land Mitchell in the sixth

April 28th, 2012

Charles Mitchell

The Falcons drafted Mississippi State strong safety Charles Mitchell with their lone selection in the sixth round, taking him 192nd overall. Mitchell, a solid run defender will likely add depth at strong safety, a role and spot vacated by James Sanders.

Mitchell is an undersized safety, standing at 5’11″ 202 pounds, clocked a 4.56 at February’s Combine in Indianapolis. He was a highly productive run stopper, combining for 188 tackles in the past two seasons as Mississippi State’s starting strong safety. A three-year starter, he only recorded 4 interceptions during his career, all of which came as a sophomore. Mitchell was a team captain and likely be expected to produce alongside Shann Schillinger on special teams. Click here to read a scouting report on Mitchell from SI.com.

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