The Minnesota Vikings used their second pick in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft to select University of Oregon wide receiver Dillon Mitchell.
The seventh round of the draft is when teams like the Minnesota Vikings can roll the dice on raw prospects and take chances on players who show the potential to be NFL caliber players without risking too much in the terms of team capital.
The Vikings entered the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft with four selections in the 2019 NFL Draft and used their second selection of the round to pick to select Oregon wide receiver Dillon Mitchell.
Here is the announcement of the pick as shared on the official Twitter account of the Minnesota Vikings:
Mitchell was projected to be a sixth-round pick by NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein, however, the Vikings found value by selecting the six-foot-one and 197-pound pass catcher in Round 7 of the draft.
There will be quite a bit for Mitchell to prove with Minnesota. He only played in 29 games over his three years in college, catching 119 passes for 1,710 yards and 14 touchdowns while adding 21 punt returns for 125 yards.
A big positive when it comes to Mitchell is that he seemed to grow with each year at Oregon. His 2018 campaign saw him post a stat line of 75 catches for 1,184 yards and 10 touchdowns, shattering the numbers from his previous years.
Mitchell can be used all over the field and showed great instincts and acceleration with the football in college. However, he will need to clean up his route running to be a more complete pass catcher.
The Viking Age would like to welcome Oregon wide receiver Dillon Mitchell to the team and congratulate him on being a seventh-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings. Welcome to the NFL, kid! And best of luck!