Ed “Pi Double i” Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams agree to terms with USC receiver Steven Mitchell. Mitchell, becomes the first player of the 2018 NFL Draft, to be added to the teams roster as a UDFA (un-drafted free agent). His career was cut short by injuries that he sustained while playing for the Trojans. He tore ligaments in his right knee during the summer of 2013, that forced him to red-shirt. The next year, he played in 11 games, but was sidelined for two games, after spraining his knee. Prior to that season, he injured his knee and required a hernia to be repaired, that forced him from participating in the spring practices.
Mitchell’s junior season was shortened again from an knee injury, as he only played in seven games registering 24 receptions, 226 receiving yards, and one touchdown. Mitchell started seven of 11 games as a senior, making 41 catches for 644 yards and four touchdowns .
Steven Mitchell Highlights
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, the third overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, threw passes to Mitchell at USC. It was miserable that Mitchell’s draft status was affected by his history of medical issues. If it wasn’t for the injuries, the versatility as a receiver and kick-return specialist, he may be a middle round draft selection.