ESPN says USF's Mitchell is NFL's best on Twitter
We at the blog can appreciate this a little more because we can remember Carlton Mitchell's first Twitter account -- and all the fuss it caused back in '09 -- but the former USF receiver has been anointed the NFL's best tweeter in a regular feature by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky.
Mitchell is great on Twitter -- prolific, funny, random and rarely writing about football -- and he's built a great following for someone with his modest NFL resume. You can follow his work here, as he has more than 9,000 tweets and has more than 6,000 followers.
Bulls fans might remember that Mitchell was the guy who drove Jim Leavitt off Twitter back in '09 -- back when he only had 70 followers, he tweeted from the locker room less than an hour before USF's season opener. We called it "outstanding" in our live chat that day, but days later, Leavitt gave up tweeting, disappointed his players didn't know the appropriate time to update their page. Mitchell jumped back onto Twitter in April 2010 and hasn't disappointed since.
That's a lot of national buzz around a player who doesn't yet have an NFL reception, but then again, we wrote about him in '07 before he'd played a snap for the Bulls.