NFL Draft 2017 Prospect: Mitchell Picton
Name: Mitchell Picton
Position: Wide Receiver
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Mitchell: Smart, physical, explosive.
Q: How are you going to train/prepare this offseason in preparation for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Mitchell: Combine training, speed workm and lifting out of Level10 Performance Compound in Regina, SK with Levi Steinhauer. Positional work with the other receivers and quarterbacks at the University of Regina. Lots of recovery/flexibility work, as well as watching film and continuing to work on the mental aspect of the game.
Q: If you could compare yourself to one current or former NFL player who would it be and why?
Mitchell: I’d compare myself to a guy like Larry Fitzgerald. A big, consistent receiver with great hands and big play ability.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
Mitchell: I will watch myself first from previous games to correct mistakes to further improve my game. I focus heavily on how defenses will give away the coverages they play. How they will line up and move before the snap that will indicate which look the secondary will give. Also watch specific players that I will be lining up against, to look for ways to win 1 on 1 matchups.
Q: What separates you from other players at your position?
Mitchell: I am a big, physical receiver that can contribute anywhere on the field. Contributions throughout my college career in blocking schemes really sets me apart from other receivers, and also my ability to play special teams is something that not all receivers can do. I also believe that my ability to break tackles and create YAC yards is an aspect of my game that separates me from others.
Q: What kind of abilities would you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Mitchell: Leadership, dedication and a high football IQ.
Q: What is your final pitch/sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Mitchell: I am a hard working, determined, and talented player with a very high football IQ. I am a versatile player that can make plays on offense and special teams, and my ability in the blocking game is something I take pride in.