It’s not unusual to see players make sometimes uncomfortable switches from positions they played in college to ones they will play in the NFL. Julian Edelman has become one of the best quarterback-turned-wide receivers in the NFL today, while others like Denard Robinson and Nick Marshall have also made switches to running back and defensive back respectively.
It now looks like another successful wide receiver from the collegiate ranks could be making a switch when he gets drafted. According to reports, former Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell has been asked to do defensive back drills at the NFL Scouting Combine and he will do just that.
This could be a big move for Mitchell to make. The receiver position is very deep right now and he will likely end up as a fourth round pick.
However, if he does make the switch, he could benefit from a shallow draft class at cornerback or safety this year. If teams want to bring him in as a receiver, however, he certainly has what it takes.
He caught 174 passes for 2,350 yards and 16 touchdowns during his career with the Bulldogs.
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