|No. 82 – Detroit Lions|
|Born:||August 11, 1999|
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||249 lb (113 kg)|
|High school:||Union |
(Big Stone Gap, VA)
|College:||Virginia Tech (2018–2021)|
|NFL Draft:||2022 / Round: 5 / Pick: 177|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2022|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
James Maxell Mitchell (born August 11, 1999) is an American football tight end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia Tech.
Mitchell grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and attended Union High School. He committed to play college football at Virginia Tech over offers from Duke and Georgia.
Mitchell played in 13 games, primarily on special teams, as a freshman. He became a starter as a sophomore and caught 21 passes for 361 yards with two touchdowns. Mitchell had 26 receptions for 435 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. Mitchell considered entering the 2021 NFL Draft, but opted to stay at Virginia Tech for his senior season. Mitchell suffered a season-ending injury in the second game of his senior year. Following the end of the season, he announced that he would be entering the 2022 NFL Draft.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand span||Bench press|
|6 ft 4 in
|All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day|
Mitchell was selected in the fifth round with the 177th overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.