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Former Georgia WR Malcolm Mitchell Making An Impact At Patriots Camp

Malcolm Mitchell has temporarily taken the spotlight away from Tom Brady.

While everyone has been buzzing over the progress made by Jimmy Garoppolo, Tom Brady's replacement for the first four weeks of the season, Mitchell has worked to build a positive start for himself on one of the most competitive teams in the NFL.

Despite missing practice on Saturday, the former Bulldog wide receiver has made a noticeable impression on the team and reporters during the first few days of Patriots Camp. Both his dedication and his talent on the gridiron caught the attention of those who watched the pre-season training.

Many reporters took to Twitter to express their awe.

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Mitchell also reportedly walked out onto the field with Brady, suggesting that he is already building chemistry and a relationship with that team's star quarterback.

As a senior at UGA, Mitchell caught 58 passes for 865 yards and five touchdowns, the best year of his college career. He ended his Bulldog career with 174 receptions for 2,350 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Mitchell was drafted in the fourth round, but the Pats clearly had big plans for the wideout from the start. A starter for the better part of his four-years in Athens, the rookie is unquestionably a standout athlete whose speed and play-making ability will bring a different dimension to the Patriots offense.

While he will likely be fighting against free agent signee Chris Hogan at the X-receiver position, Mitchell has a skill set that gives the Patriots the option of also using him inside at the slot in certain sets.

[h /t Saturday Down South]