After completing his junior season at the University of South Florida in 2009, Carlton Mitchell declared early for the 2010 NFL Draft, was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round and went on to make the 53-man roster to start the season. In a happy coincidence, the Browns’ regular-season opener that year was against the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium…where Mitchell had played his home games as a wide receiver for the USF Bulls.
Unfortunately, however, Mitchell was named one of the Browns’ eight game-day inactives for that Week One matchup with the Bucs, so he didn’t get a chance to suit up in front of the home crowd. Now, maybe, he’ll get another chance. Continue reading