NFL Future Watch: Elijah Mitchell Football Cards, San Francisco 49ers – Elijah Mitchell was a fantastic late round pick made by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. This past year was a hard one to scout and most teams had to take a swing and hope for the best with some players. The 49ers certainly connected on one of the biggest late-round hits this year.
Mitchell attended Erath High School in Erath, Louisiana. This running back scored 28 touchdowns even after missing eight games in his senior season. He was short of 2,000 yards by a mere 97 yards. That season got his hometown school, the University of Louisiana interested, and Mitchell decided to enroll with them.
Mitchell saw his freshman season cut short when he broke a bone in his foot. As a sophomore, he bounced back with 1,977 yards and 13 touchdowns. Mitchell is not only a good runner; he has good hands too. He caught 20 passes with three touchdowns. He received Second Team All-Sunbelt honors in 2018 and 2019.
Unlike some prospects, Mitchell played his senior year in college and made it to the Senior Bowl and received First Team All-Sunbelt honors in 2020. Everybody was talking about Mitchell’s career 6.2 yards per rush average and his ability to run and catch – a dual threat on the gridiron.
NFL Future Watch: Elijah Mitchell Football Cards, San Francisco 49ers
Mitchell can bounce the play to the outside and outrun the coverage. His 200 pounds enables him to shed tacklers too. Mitchell’s quick feet were on display in his first NFL game. An injury gave him the opportunity, and he had 104 yards on 19 carries with a touchdown. His longest run was 38 yards.
Mitchell’s 2021 Panini Prizm Draft Picks rookie card is a banger. He’s in his Louisiana gear about to sidestep the defense that’s trying to contain him.
His 2021 Panini Score autographed rookie card is a good one to shoot for. He is showing off his guns in this one, and the shot has a good zoom quality.
Finally, Mitchell’s 2021 Panini Gold Standard card. This card shows the running back in his San Francisco 49ers gear. Start collecting him now.
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NFL Future Watch: Elijah Mitchell Football Cards, San Francisco 49ers – More Resources
- NFL.com profile – Elijah Mitchell
- Secondary Market Pricing – Elijah Mitchell
- Beckett Card Catalog – Elijah Mitchell Football Cards
- Elijah Mitchell on Twitter – @EliMitch15
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