Colts get an absolute steal with Texas WR Adonai Mitchell

Texas's two top receivers in the 2024 NFL Draft class, Xavier Worthy and Adonai Mitchell, are both off the board before the end of the second round.
Adonai Mitchell, Texas football
Adonai Mitchell, Texas football / Jay Janner / American-Statesman / USA

The third Texas football player off the board on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft is junior wide receiver Adonai Mitchell. The Indianapolis Colts added to their budding receiving corps with another young and potent talent at wideout by selecting Mitchell 52nd overall in the second round of the 2024 draft.

Colts steal Texas football WR Adonai Mitchell late in the second round of the 2024 NFL Draft

Once expected by many draft pundits to be selected late in the first round of the 2024 draft, Mitchell fell down to the middle of the second round on April 26. Mitchell was the fourth receiver selected in the second round of the 2024 draft.

Since Mitchell fell so far down the draft board on Day 2, the Colts and head coach Shane Steichen are getting a huge steal with their second pick of 2024.

Mitchell is the fifth Longhorns player selected in the first two rounds of the 2024 draft. He is also the second Texas receiver to be drafted in the first two rounds, joining Kansas City Chiefs first-round pick (28th overall) Xavier Worthy.

It's the first time in program history that the Longhorns had two wide receivers selected in the top 60 picks of the NFL Draft.

Mitchell arrived at Texas last offseason as a highly touted transfer from the Georgia Bulldogs. He spent a few years playing for Georgia before joining the Longhorns for the 2023 season.

The 6-foot-2 and 205-pound wideout from Missouri City, TX, had a career year for the Longhorns in 2023, registering 55 catches for 845 receiving yards and 11 touchdown catches.

Mitchell was as sure-handed as they come in the Power Five at receiver last season. He was the only wide receiver in the Power Five in 2023 with at least 75 targets to not have a single drop against P5 competition (per SIS Data Hub).

At his size, Mitchell is an incredibly nimble and quick receiver. He tested very well at the NFL Combine a couple of months ago in Indianapolis. Mitchell posted a sub-4.4-second 40-yard dash time at the combine and had the best broad jump of all wideouts (11-foot-4).

Regarding his route running, body control, and ability to bring down contested catches, Mitchell is one of the best wideouts you can find in this draft class. Mitchell is a natural at boundary receiver in the modern NFL.

Mitchell is joining a Colts receiver room and offense that has some prominent on-the-rise talents. Former Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson was having a solid rookie campaign before an injury ended his season prematurely for the Colts.

Richardson now has another go-to young target in the passing game in this Colts receiving corps with the addition of Mitchell. The Colts' potential top two receiver duo of former USC Trojan Michael Pittman Jr. and Mitchell could be very special in the AFC South for years to come.

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