Malcolm Mitchell shouldn’t have any quarterback issues in his new home. The former UGA receiver was selected with the 112th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots in the fourth round.
Mitchell was Georgia’s leading receiver last season, which was not only his best season but also his healthiest. He played in every game for the first time in five years at Georgia, having recovered from the ACL injury he suffered in the 2013 season opener. The Valdosta, Ga., native showed the skills that made him a five-star recruit coming out of high school.
But Mitchell’s impact at Georgia — 174 career catches, 2,350 receiving yards, 16 touchdowns — ended up being about way more than football.
He became a well-known advocate for youth reading, even writing a children’s book last year. He famously joined a women’s reading group in Athens two years ago. As a result he was given numerous awards by UGA, the SEC and others, and was a guest this spring on the “Steve Harvey Show.”
Now Mitchell is headed to another show.