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WR Mitchell finally goes to Browns in 6th round

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A long afternoon -- a long weekend, really -- has ended for USF junior receiver Carlton Mitchell, who was taken in the sixth round by the Cleveland Browns.

Mitchell, who had been projected by many as a third-round pick, fell considerably and was the 19th receiver taken. Having said that, he's also just the second receiver in USF history to be drafted, following DeAndrew Rubin in 2003.

He'll join a young, very unproven receiving corps -- no Browns player caught so much as 35 passes last season, or more than three touchdowns. Cleveland has two second-round picks from last year in Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie, a multi-positional threat in Josh Cribbs, but little else to compete with.

Another question is who will be throwing him the ball in Cleveland -- the Browns drafted Colt McCoy, signed veteran Jake Delhomme and traded for Seneca Wallace.

Mitchell is the fourth USF draft pick, the most ever for the Bulls, breaking the record of three set in 2001. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul went in the first round, safety Nate Allen in the second and cornerback Jerome Murphy in the third round.

[Last modified: Friday, July 16, 2010 11:24am]

    

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