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Malcolm Mitchell prefers to stay at receiver

The sophomore Swiss army knife would like a little more stability in his junior season for the Georgia Bulldogs after serving a wide variety of roles this year.

Sam Greenwood

Georgia Bulldogs sophomore wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell would prefer to have a defined and stable existence on offense next season after the Georgia staff used him in a wide range of roles in 2012.

Seth Emerson of The Telegraph (Macon) wrote that Mitchell is still open to being a two-way player à la Champ Bailey, but would prefer a consistent plan that was absent this season.

"If I had to pick between offense and defense ... I want to pick offense, just because I love doing it," the sophomore from Valdosta told Emerson. "If we're saying, can you do a little bit of offense and a little bit of defense? I want that. I don't want to play full-time defense."

Emerson noted that the Bulldogs' secondary will lose several players heading into 2013, but Mitchell countered that his experience in the secondary is limited, allowing for another player to do better. Mitchell recorded 12 tackles and three passes defensed this season for Georgia, as well as a fumble recovery.

Mitchell has snared 40 passes for 572 yards and four touchdowns this season, and made the game-winning touchdown reception against the Florida Gators, but couldn't quite down the Alabama Crimson Tide with a crucial end zone catch. Emerson writes that the wideout is "pretty sure he would've been able to make that last catch against Alabama if it wasn't tipped."

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.