Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: Earl Mitchell: The Houston native impressed the coaches when he ran the 40 in 4.76 seconds at the combine. He's 6-3, 296. Ideally, he'll develop fast enough to play inside in passing situations next to Antonio Smith, with Mario Williams and Connor Barwin at end.
A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 3/81 -- Earl Mitchell, DT, 6-3, 296, Arizona, When he ran 4.76 at the combine, they figured he'd be ideal for what they want. A quick tackle who can get off the ball and put pressure on the quarterback. He should be a situational pass rusher. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Earl Mitchell News
02/26/17 - DT Earl Mitchell, formerly with the Miami Dolphins, agreed on a four-year contract with the 49ers. The deal is worth $16 million total with $6.5 million guaranteed and $5.5 million in the first year, according to multiple reports. Mitchell, 29, was due to earn $4 million for the 2017 season with Miami, but the Dolphins released him on Feb. 16 in a cost-cutting move.
02/16/17 - DT Earl Mitchell is expected to be released, the Miami Herald reported. Mitchell, 29, finished with 17 tackles during an injury-ravaged campaign in 2016. He is scheduled to make $4 million this year.
11/30/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (back) didn't practice Wednesday but it seems he will play Sunday against Baltimore. Mitchell battled a calf injury earlier this season that put him on the disabled list.
11/14/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) was activated from injured reserve, and he finished with four tackles Sunday, two of them for losses.
11/14/16 - DT Earl Mitchell, activated from the injured reserve, was a key member of the stout run defense against San Diego. Mitchell had four tackles, two for losses, and was basically a brick wall against one of the NFL's top RBs.