Malcolm Mitchell was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
2016 (14/6, 2/2)
- Made the start at wide receiver in his NFL debut when the Patriots opened in a three wide-out set and made two catches for 33 yards in the win at Arizona (9/11). His 28-yard reception in the third quarter gave the Patriots a first down at the 8-yard line to set up a touchdown run by LeGarrette Blount on the next play to push the Patriots lead to 17-7.
- Played as a reserve at wide receiver and caught one pass for 15 yards in the win vs. Miami (9/18).
- Made one catch for a game-long 27 yards in the win vs. Houston (9/26) that gave New England a first down at the 15-yard line to set up a field goal.
- Saw action as a reserve at wide receiver vs. Buffalo (10/2).
- Finished the game with two receptions for seven yards in the win at Cleveland (10/9) after starting in a three-wide out set. .
- Saw limited action at wide receiver in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/16).
- Played as a reserve at wide receiver in the win at Pittsburgh (10/23).
- Was inactive during the win at Buffalo (10/30).
- Made one catch for 13 yards vs. Seattle (11/13).
- Led all receivers with 98 yards on four catches, including his first-career touchdown on a 56-yard score on a key third-down early in the fourth quarter that helped put the game out of reach in the win at San Francisco (11/20). Also caught a key 21-yard pass on a third-and-nine situation in the third stanza that led to a Patriots touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter.
- Caught five passes for 42 yards including two touchdowns in the victory at N.Y. Jets (11/27). His first touchdown catch was a four-yard reception on second-and-four in the second quarter to tie the score at 10 after the Jets took an early lead. The rookie's second score of the day came inside the game's two-minute warning on an eight-yard pass from Tom Brady to take a 22-17 lead to which the Patriots would hold on to for the win.
- Finished the game tied for the team lead with eight receptions for 82 yards in the win vs. Los Angeles (12/4).
- Caught four passes for 41 yards including a touchdown in the win vs. Baltimore (12/12).
- Made one catch for 14 yards after starting at wide receiver in the win at Denver (12/18).
- Caught three passes for 29 yards in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24).
- Was inactive due to injury in the win at Miami (1/1).
- Was inactive due to injury in the Divisional Round win vs. Houston (1/14).
- Started in his postseason debut at receiver and caught one pass for five yards in the win vs. Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship game (1/22).
- Started at wide receiver and was a major contributor with six receptions for 70 yards in the win over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI (2/5).
- Played in 47 games with 35 starts over five years at Georgia and finished third in school history with 174 receptions for 2,351 yards and 16 touchdowns. Also posted nine rushing attempts for 70 yards.
- Named UGA Comeback Player of the Year in 2014 after missing almost all of the 2013 season with a knee injury.
- Named 2011 Freshman All - SEC by SEC Coaches and was one of team's Newcomer of the Year Award recipients (offense).
2015 - Senior Year
- Named offensive captain as a senior.
- Started all 13 games and posted career highs with 58 receptions for 866 yards and five touchdowns.
- Earned the David Jacobs Award, given annually to the player who best portrayed courage, spirit, character and determination.
- Capped his collegiate career with five receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown vs. Penn State in the Taxslayer Bowl.
2014 - Junior Year
- Played in nine games with three starts and finished third on the team with 31receptions for 248 yards and three scores.
- Named UGA Comeback Player of the Year after missing almost all of the 2013 season with a torn ACL.
- Led the team with six receptions at No. 23 Missouri in his first significant action since the 2013 opener.
- Played in one game, making one start and sustained a torn ACL in the first quarter of the season - opener at No. 8 Clemson and missed the remainder of the season.
- Named to preseason watch lists for the Paul Hornung Award and Biletnikoff Award.
- Did not accrue any statistics.
2012 - Sophomore Year
- Played in 13 games with nine starts, and was second on the team with 572 receiving yards on 40 catches and played on defense through the fourth game of the season.
- Recipient of the Charley Trippi Most Versatile Player award
- Tied career - high with nine catches for 103 yards at Kentucky.
2011 - Freshman Year
- Named Freshman All - SEC by SEC Coaches and All - SEC Third Team by Phil Steele and was one of team's Newcomer of the Year Award recipients (offense).
- Played in 11 games making nine starts catching 45 passes for 665 yards and four touchdowns.
- Missed three games due to hamstring injury.
- Had a team - best seven receptions for 51 yards and caught a two - point conversion vs. No. 12 Michigan State in the Outback Bowl.
- Led team with 85 receiving yards on three catches including a 25 - yard TD vs. No. 24 Auburn.
- Led team with 126 receiving yards on three receptions including a 71 - yard catch at Tennessee.
- Set a Valdosta HS single season reception record in 2010 with 77 catches for 1,419 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior.
- Earned numerous awards, including 2010 Georgia Sports Writers Association All - State team on offense.
- Majored in communication studies at Georgia.