Back up at No. 47, the Raiders go with Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell. Raiders had one of the worst secondaries in the league, ranking 30 of 32 through week 13.
Mitchell is a standout player in the 2024 draft class, with some of the best ball skills in the country. He is rapidly rising in the rankings due to his ability to shadow the catch point, good zone vision and anticipation, and linear quickness. He has been highly productive the past two seasons, and his name will surely come up early in the pre-draft process.
In 2022, Mitchell was a junior playing in 13 games and on 837 snaps; he had 31 tackles, two assists, and 14 stops, plus 16 pass breakups, five interceptions, and a QB rating of 32.4 when targeted.
Mitchell is adept at attacking the ball and has quick read-and-react skills. He is a willing and physical tackler with the straight-line speed to recover. He possesses impressive ball skills and an intimidating attitude that can be overwhelming for receivers. His click-and-close ability to backpedal and his ball skills make him a formidable defensive back. He has good size and is a fluid mover, and he can keep up with quickness. Mitchell has good top-end speed and can easily turn and run in coverage.