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.