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2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Cornerbacks

2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Cornerbacks

CB: Quinyon Mitchell | Toledo

  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 195
  • School: Toledo
  • Class: Senior
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The second-fastest cornerback at the combine (4.33 40-yard dash), Mitchell impresses scouts when they find it’s actually his versatility and ability to cover any type of receiver that really stands out. Mitchell’s talent at reading the field in zone packages separates him from this draft class. While he is mostly smooth in coverage and in changing direction, Mitchell can better utilize his speed in and out of his breaks to remain step-for-step with speedier receiving threats at the next level. With that added element, Mitchell could rack up interceptions in the NFL.

OVERVIEW: The consensus top defensive back from the Group of Five ranks in the 2024 NFL Draft, Mitchell chose to stick with Toledo for the entirety of his college career despite Power Five options at his disposal if he were to ever enter the transfer portal. A four-interception performance against Northern Illinois in 2022 put him on the map, but a 2023 season that saw him face little-to-no resistance from opposing receivers allowed the Florida native to rise into the draft conversation. A strong performance at the Senior Bowl stamped him as a first-round talent.

COMPARISON: Devon Witherspoon