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Is Osirus Mitchell the answer for Mississippi State’s offense?

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A true No. 1 wide receiver, Mitchell must be the focal point of the Bulldogs receiving corps.

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At 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, Mitchell is a mismatch nightmare for the opposition, as he will continue to be Mississippi State’s primary threat at wideout.

Aside from his frame, Mitchell is an athlete who can sky for any ball. As the Bulldogs open Southeastern Conference play at home against Kentucky, Mitchell needs to be a formidable factor. With that said, Mitchell has posted just 208 yards and three touchdowns on 13 receptions. Additionally, he has not surpassed 100 yards in a single game this season. Expect Mitchell to have his share of targets and capitalize on each opportunity.

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While the Bulldogs were exposed against Kansas State, look for a turnaround offensively. Consistency and reliability are everything as it pertains to Mitchell’s role. With his frame, athleticism and physicality, there is every reason to believe that Mitchell should dominate going forward.

Per the SEC being one of, if not the nation’s toughest conference, look for Mississippi State to make the necessary adjustments come Saturday. Although Mitchell is primarily a deep threat, he may also be used in the slot.

Coach Joe Moorhead will utilize Mitchell in a plethora of packages and/or schemes. No matter how he is used, Mitchell is sure to find the end zone multiple times against the Wildcats. Expect a full stat line and a big day from Mitchell.