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
09/12/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) left Sunday's game in the second quarter and didn't return. It's unclear whether this is the same calf injury that sidelined Mitchell for about three weeks
09/11/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) and DE Mario Williams (concussion protocol) were sidelined in the second half, which may have had something to do with Miami's inability to stop the Seahawks on their final drive.
09/07/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) practiced Wednesday and seems set to play Sunday at Seattle. Mitchell might not start, however. If not, he'd be replaced by Jordan Phillips.
09/05/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) was named the starter on Miami's initial depth chart, but coach Adam Gase said that's not necessarily how things will stay. DT Jordan Phillips, Mitchell's replacement, wasn't impressive in his place.
09/02/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) didn't play in the preseason finale against Tennessee, but Mitchell said during the week he'd be surprised if he didn't play in the Sept. 11 opener at Seattle. Jordan Phillips has started in Mitchell's place the last three weeks and has been steady but unspectacular. The Dolphins need Mitchell's run-stuffing ability.