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Trayvon Mullen
Mullen in the 2019 NFL season
Mullen with Oakland Raiders in 2019
No. 27 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1997-09-20) September 20, 1997 (age 24)
Coconut Creek, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Coconut Creek (FL)
College:Clemson (2016–2018)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Total tackles:134
Pass deflections:28
Interceptions:4
Player stats at NFL.com

Trayvon Sentell Mullen Jr. (born September 20, 1997) is an American football cornerback for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Mullen was a highly recruited cornerback coming out of high school and was rated by ESPN as the number two cornerback in his class. He played college football at Clemson.

College career

Mullen was rated highly by ESPN in his class. Multiple schools offered Mullen a scholarship offer, including LSU, Florida State and Alabama. Mullen chose to attend Clemson on national signing day.[1] In his freshman season at Clemson, Mullen played sporadically. He recorded 15 tackles and 1 pass-breakup. In Mullen's sophomore season he received significantly more playing time, as he recorded 42 tackles, three interceptions and seven pass breakups in 668 snaps over 13 games, starting 12. After the season Mullen was selected as a Honorable Mention All-ACC selection.[citation needed] Following the 2018 season, Mullen announced that he would forgo his senior year and declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.[2]

College statistics

Year School G Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2016 Clemson 6 8 9 17 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 Clemson 13 30 10 40 0.0 0.0 3 0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 0
2018 Clemson 13 30 6 36 4.0 2.0 1 46 46.0 0 3 0 0 0 1
Career 32 68 25 93 4.5 2.0 4 46 11.5 0 7 0 0 0 1

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 1+12 in
(1.87 m)
199 lb
(90 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.46 s 34.5 in
(0.88 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
All values from NFL Combine[3]

Mullen was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round (40th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[4]

2019

Mullen made his NFL debut in week 1 against the Denver Broncos. In the game, Mullen made 1 tackle in the 24–16 win.[5] In week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Mullen recorded his first interception off Ryan Finley in the 17–10 win.[6] In week 16 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Mullen suffered a head injury, which caused him to be carted off the field.

2020

In Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football, Mullen recorded his first interception of the season off a pass thrown by Patrick Mahomes during the 35–31 loss.[7]

2021

Mullen entered the 2021 season as a starting cornerback alongside Casey Hayward. He suffered a foot injury in Week 4 and was placed on injured reserve on October 9, 2021.[8] On December 11, Mullen rejoined the active roster. He suffered a toe injury in Week 14 and was placed on injured reserve on December 20.

Personal life

His younger brother, Tiawan, also plays cornerback for Indiana University.[9] Mullen is the cousin of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Trayvon Mullen - Football Recruiting - Player Profiles". ESPN. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Hickey, Anna (January 9, 2019). "Clemson cornerback Trayvon Mullen declares for NFL Draft". 247Sports.com. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "Trayvon Mullen Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "Raiders select cornerback Trayvon Mullen with the No. 40 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft". Raiders.com. Oakland Raiders. April 26, 2019. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Associated Press (September 10, 2019). "Raiders beat Broncos 24-16 in 1st game after Brown's release". ESPN. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Carr, Jacobs, Crosby help Raiders keep Bengals winless". www.espn.com. November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders - November 22nd, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  8. ^ "Arnette, Mullen Jr. and Carrier placed on IR". Raiders.com. October 9, 2021.
  9. ^ "Tiawan Mullen - Football - Indiana University Athletics". iuhoosiers.com. Retrieved April 3, 2020.