Did Quinyon Mitchell Cement First-Round Status With Performance at 2024 NFL Combine?

Toledo's Quinyon Mitchell has had a meteoric rise this offseason. Was his 2024 NFL Combine performance enough to secure a first-round selection?

The 2024 NFL Combine is in full swing, and prospects are doing their best to put their top showing in front of dozens of NFL scouts and executives.

One such prospect was Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell, who has steadily grown all the way up into contention to be one of the first defenders drafted. How did Mitchell do at the Combine, and was it enough to keep him in the first-round conversation?

How Did Quinyon Mitchell Perform at the 2024 NFL Combine?

There were plenty of standout workouts from the defensive backs at the NFL Combine, but Quinyon Mitchell stole the show with his numbers and drill work.

Mitchell hit a 4.33-second 40-yard dash with a 1.51 10-yard split, posting the second-fastest 40-time among all corners despite being 20 pounds heavier than the first-place runner (Nate Wiggins).

To go along with his tremendous time, Mitchell also looked great going through his positional drills, showcasing the smooth athleticism he has on film and his explosive movement speed.

Here’s a full list of Quinyon Mitchell’s testing numbers:

  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 195
  • Arm Length: 31″
  • Hand: 9 1/4″
  • 40-Yard Dash: 4.33 seconds
  • 10-Yard Split: 1.51 seconds
  • Vertical Jump: 38″
  • Broad Jump: 10′ 2″
  • Bench: 20 reps

Quinyon Mitchell 2024 NFL Draft Stock

Mitchell has been a steady riser this offseason. His film spoke for itself, but coming from a school like Toledo, scouts wanted to see how he adjusted to playing against better talent.

Mitchell silenced those doubts with a tremendous Senior Bowl performance — one of the most memorable of any cornerback in recent years down in Mobile. He constantly competed and rarely allowed receivers to win reps. If he did, he quickly responded, showing the quick memory scouts will want to see.

The NFL Combine shouldn’t alter your view of a prospect and cause the needle to swing vastly either way, good or bad. But for Mitchell, this was an emphatic checking of the box that he not only can play against the top prospects, but also test just like them as well. With virtually every question answered, Mitchell and his camp turn to the NFL Draft.

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At this point, I’d be surprised if he didn’t end up in the top half of the first round. His performance at the Combine all but guaranteed it. Only two players over 6′ have hit 20 or more reps on the bench press and a sub 4.35 40-yd dash at the combine since 2003: DK Metcalf in 2019…and now Quinyon Mitchell.

Add that to his performance at the Senior Bowl, and Mitchell has done all he can to put himself in the first round — and NFL teams are definitely interested.

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