Former Oregon cornerback Terrance Mitchell is now officially a member of the Dallas Cowboys.
Mitchell, a junior who left school early to make himself eligible for the NFL draft, reported to the Cowboys practice facility Friday morning to take part in his rookie mini-camp.
Mitchell, drafted in the 7th round ( 254th overall ), was all smiles as he left the field at the Valley Ranch facility in Irving Texas after the first of two mini-camp practices.
“It’s a blessing,…I’m happy to be here and be able to further my football career” said Mitchell after the Cowboy’s morning workout.
NFL rookies and un-drafted free agents reported to their respective teams Friday for their first taste of NFL action.
Mitchell, a native of Sacramento, California, brings with him the brash confidence he’s been known for while occupying the opposite corner of All-Pac-12 player Ifo Ekpre-Olomu for the last three years.
After Friday’s morning practice, Mitchell said he’s confident he’ll not only make the 53 man roster, but he’ll also make significant contributions behind veteran corners Orlando Scandrick, Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr.
“I feel like I’m going to go out there and compete every day to my best ability” explained Mitchell when asked about his chances of making the Cowboy squad.
“I’ll definitely be on that roster.”
Cowboy head coach Jason Garrett seems to agree.
“Terrence is long, athletic and has extremely good cover skills” said Garrett in his post practice press briefing.
“He’s been taught well,…comes from a great football program…and is skilled with his angles.”
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