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Elijah Mitchell
ADP: 4.7
Bye: 9
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 24.1
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
40 Time: 4.40
SPARQx (Rank): 119.30 (75%)
Burst Score (Rank): 127.80 (89%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.14 (79%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 6.94

Elijah Mitchell's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#26 Running Back

168.4 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
4.7 231.5 1068.3 7.3 2.4 1.7 22.4 163.5 0.8

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Basic StatsElijah Mitchell's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • Mitchell racked up 963 yards and 5 TDs on 2017 carries as a rookie last year. He added a 19-137-1 receiving line on 20 targets.
  • He did that despite missing 6 games with shoulder, finger and knee injuries – plus a concussion. Mitchell had what he called a "clean-up" procedure on that knee after the season.
  • When Mitchell was healthy, he was San Francisco’s workhorse. He averaged 18.8 carries per game and toted it 17+ times in 9 of his 11 games. Only Joe Mixon had more games of 17+ carries last season.
  • Mitchell was much less busy in the passing game, averaging only 1.8 targets, 1.7 catches and 12.5 receiving yards per game. He topped 3 catches in only 2 of his 11 outings.
  • Mitchell ranked 16th among RBs in PPR points per game and 11th in non-PPR points per game.
  • He benefited from playing in HC Kyle Shanahan’s scheme and behind an offensive line that ranked 2nd in Pro Football Focus’ run-blocking grades and 11th in Football Outsiders’ Adjusted Line Yards.
  • Mitchell ranked 20th in PFF rushing grade and 12th in Elusive Rating among 50 RBs with 100+ carries last season.
  • HC Kyle Shanahan returns in 2022 for his 6th season with the 49ers.
    • San Francisco has ranked top 14 in rushing attempts and top 15 in rushing yards in 4 straight seasons.
  • But the ‘Niners have had a different rushing leader in all 5 of Shanahan’s seasons:
    • 2017 - Carlos Hyde
    • 2018 - Matt Breida
    • 2019 - Raheem Mostert
    • 2020 - Jeff Wilson
    • 2021 - Elijah Mitchell
  • RBs Jeff Wilson, Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty return from last year’s 49ers team. They combined for just 136 carries last year, with Wilson leading the way with 79.
  • San Francisco spent a 3rd-round pick in this spring’s draft on RB Ty Davis-Price. The LSU product totaled just 741 rushing yards over his first 2 college seasons but broke out with a 211-1,003-6 line last year. He goes 6'0, 219 pounds and ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash at the Combine, giving him an 89th-percentile speed score among NFL RBs.
  • The Athletic's Matt Barrows wrote in May that he expects to see "plenty of rotation" in the 49ers' backfield this season. Barrows believes "the 49ers are hesitant to give Mitchell or any of the running backs too great a load this season" after Mitchell dealt with a variety of injuries in 2021.
  • For his part, Mitchell is planning to play at 215 pounds this season – up 15 from last year – in an attempt to stay healthier.
  • The 49ers have questions on their interior offensive line heading into this season after C Alex Mack retired and LG Laken Tomlinson signed with the Jets in free agency.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

The 49ers leaned on Mitchell when he was healthy last season – and he delivered. He ranked 16th among RBs in PPR points per game and 11th in non-PPR points per game.

But Mitchell dealt with a bunch of injuries and didn’t do much in the passing game. HC Kyle Shanahan has never been afraid to mix things up in his backfield. And there’s already been talk that the ‘Niners will go with more of a committee attack this season, including 3rd-round rookie RB Ty Davis-Price.

Mitchell looks risky if you’re drafting him as more than a RB3.

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Elijah Mitchell, RB SF

10:31pm EDT 5/27/22

"Plenty of rotation" in 49ers backfield?

The Athletic's Matt Barrows expects to see "plenty of rotation" in the 49ers' backfield this season. That wasn't the case last year, when RB Elijah Mitchell dominated carries whenever he was healthy. But Barrows believes "the 49ers are hesitant to give Mitchell or any of the running backs too great a load this season" after Mitchell dealt with a variety of injuries in 2021. Barrows expects rookie RB Ty Davis-Price to be part of San Francisco's RB rotation. Trey Sermon, Jeff Wilson and JaMycal Hasty are also on the roster.

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49ers RB Elijah Mitchell is looking to play this season at 215 pounds -- up about 15 pounds from last season. The added weight is aimed at keeping Mitchell healthier after he dealt with knee, rib, concussion and shoulder issues as a rookie last year. We've seen plenty of RBs lose burst and speed after packing on pounds, though, so Mitchell will be worth watching closely this summer.

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Beat writer Eric Branch believes the 49ers could "hand off even more this season while easing in Trey Lance.” Last year, San Francisco ranked 6th in rush attempts (29.3 per game). Under HC Kyle Shanahan, the team’s ranked top-14 in rushes in 4 straight seasons. The 49ers were reportedly sold on Tyrion Davis-Price’s “size, physicality and aggressiveness,” per Branch. The rookie will need to earn a role this summer. But Elijah Mitchell’s durability concerns and a lost 2021 from Trey Sermon shows there’s a path to year 1 snaps for TDP.

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The 49ers selected LSU RB Tyrion Davis-Price in Round 3 of the NFL Draft. The 6'0, 219-pounder ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash at the Combine, giving him an 89th-percentile speed score among NFL RBs. He turned that into just 4.6 yards per rush across 3 seasons with the Tigers, though. Davis-Price took over the backfield in 2021, carrying 211 times for 1,003 yards and 6 TDs. He added just 10 catches, though that number did lead LSU RBs. San Francisco selected him in the same round it chose RB Trey Sermon a year ago. We'll see about the planned role for Davis-Price in his rookie season.

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49ers RB Elijah Mitchell had what he called a "clean-up" procedure on his knee this offseason. He added that he expects to be ready for the start of training camp. Mitchell missed 3 games in December with what was described as knee swelling -- although it's unclear if this surgery was related. We'll keep an eye on Mitchell this summer. He escaped free agency without the 'Niners adding backfield competition. We'll see what the draft brings.

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Elijah Mitchell, RB SF
Dynasty MVP 125.5
Position Rank #30 RB
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Mitchell was excellent as a 6th-round rookie, averaging 4.7 yards per carry. More importantly, he carried 17+ times in 11 different games. It sure looks like HC Kyle Shanahan loves this kid. We'll see if rookie Tyrion Davis-Price is any threat to Mitchell's starting job.

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