Oregon’s Terrance Mitchell to enter NFL draft

Oregon junior defensive back Terrance Mitchell (27) secures an interception against the Colorado Buffaloes during the first quarter. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field in Boulder, Co. on Oct. 5, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon junior defensive back Terrance Mitchell (27) secures an interception against the Colorado Buffaloes during the first quarter. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field in Boulder, Co. on Oct. 5, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Posted by Victor Flores on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 9:02 pm.

Oregon junior cornerback Terrance Mitchell will enter the 2014 NFL draft. Rand Getlin from Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.

GoDucks.com editor Rob Moseley confirmed the news in a phone conversation with Mitchell Thursday night.

The Oregonian’s Andrew Greif also spoke with Mitchell. Mitchell said he knew he’d enter the draft after Monday’s 30-7 Alamo Bowl victory over Texas.

“I’m just focused on going out and when I’m lined up with all the other DBs in the country just to go show what I can do and put show on like I did coming out of high school,” Mitchell told Greif.

Mitchell also said he received an unfavorable draft evaluation but said it wasn’t fair. He also said, “Being at Oregon was great.”

“I felt like I accomplished a lot and it was time to go to the next thing,” he said.

Mitchell led all Ducks defenders with five interceptions in 2013. He also had 59 tackles, seven pass breakups and one forced fumble.

The Ducks will have now have to replace at least three starters in the secondary. Safeties Brian Jackson and Avery Patterson are both seniors. Junior cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu might enter the NFL draft, as well, although he most recently said he’s undecided.

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  • goducks58

    Mistake. Terrance is solid but not great. He could have used one more year. Will be lucky to get drafted.

    • DrJLD

      This was exactly my first thought upon hearing about this decision. I wonder what his thought processes are? I also wonder if the draft analysis was unfair?
      My suspicion is that the analysts thought he could use another year on his resume`.
      I wonder what he will do undrafted and under-appreciated by scouts? Darren Thomas did the same thing…it did not work out very well for him.

  • W.Couther

    U two guys make some great points but he has started all three years and has improved every year. What else can he show in college he’s not getting bigger he’s 6’0 190lbs he runs what he runs. He has to think about an injury and what does he have to gain and lose. But maybe I’m a little bias since he’s my real cousin. But im judging him from just him being a player. Depending on what team he goes to he might surprise some people.