Georgia Bulldogs WR Malcolm Mitchell Channeling His Inner Odell Beckham Jr.? (Videos)


The Georgia Bulldogs Malcolm Mitchell took to Instagram to mimick Odell Beckham Jr.’s recent pass catching exhibition. But there is more to Mitchell than pass catching.

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Odell Beckham Jr. of the NFL’s New York Giants made global headlines last season with what has become known as “The Catch, catching a pass one-handed for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. Many people, including some of professional sports biggest stars like Victor Cruz, Bryce Harper, and LeBron James, Tweeted about how astonished they were at the reception.

Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. One-Handed TD Catch
Beckham Jr. seems to be at it again as one of his former teammates at LSU (current wideout Jarvis Landry of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins) posted video footage of “OBJ” in season form in terms of catching the ball –  and it is only July. The video shows Beckham Jr. catching bullets (most of which are one-handed) as they are being shot out at him via a passing machine. Check out the video footage below:

Odell Beckham Jr. did not disappoint the New York Giants last season either as he reeled in 91 receptions for over 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns to boot. As so, he is expected to have another monster year this 2015 NFL season.

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While the world may know who Beckham Jr. is, there are plenty of people out there that do not know who Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is – until now.

Not to be outdone, Mitchell posted two separate videos on his Instagram page today mimicking the catches of Beckham Jr. and showing that he has the skills to be a great receiver as well. It would appear, though, that while Mitchell was displaying his own capabilities in terms of catching the ball, he also performed these practices as a way to pay his respects to both Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. This can be seen in his first video posting on Instagram as he tagged both of the NFL stars and stated “much respect and thank you for showing the way”.

The Bulldog wide receiver must have raised some eyebrows with his postings as both ESPN and the NFL picked up on them and posted stories on the subject.

There could not be a more positive figure to represent the Georgia Bulldogs than Malcolm Mitchell. The wide receiver has come a long ways in his life and has had to overcome some big obstacles to make it where he is today. This can be exhibited by the fact that upon entering college in Athens, he could only read at a junior high level. Mitchell’s ultimate response was to join a book club in “The Classic City” and it just so happens that the group that he joined was made up entirely of women.

Mitchell has worked hard to improve himself both academically and on the field of play. He often takes time out of his busy schedule to read with groups of young kids in an effort to make a positive difference in their lives. He even has a Twitter account devoted to the endeavor which can be followed at @ReadWithMalcolm.

Malcolm Mitchell has encountered some setbacks along the way including having to endure sitting out the entire 2013 football season after suffering a torn ACL. He made his comeback in 2014, compiling some 31 receptions for 248 yards along with 3 touchdowns.

Mitchell is finally near complete health again as we approach the 2015 season and he is expected to lead the Dawgs receiving corp with his maturity, experience, and by example. Whether he makes any one-handed “Odell Beckham Jr. catches” this season or not, Malcolm Mitchell is nonetheless a leader. Dawn of the Dawg would like to wish him the best of luck this upcoming season and in all of his future endeavors.

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