Former USF receiver Carlton was the fourth Bull taken, selected Saturday by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round with the 177th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft.
Many thought with what Mitchell did at USF pro day (4.40 40-yard dash), he’d be an second or third rounder.
“He’s got a similar skill set to Brandon Marshall,” ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said. “… Carlton Mitchell’s got a lot of skills and to get him in the fifth or sixth round is pretty amazing. I thought he’d be a third-rounder.”
Mitchell could be catching passes from former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, who was taken in the third round by the Browns.
To view commentary of every draft selection, read ESPN’s pick-by-pick analysis.