Adonai Mitchell

American football player (born 2002)

American football player
  • Georgia (2021–2022)
  • Texas (2023)
NFL draft:2024 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52Career history
  • Indianapolis Colts (2024–present)
Roster status:ActiveCareer highlights and awards Player stats at PFR

Adonai Enlil "AD" Mitchell (born October 8, 2002) is an American football wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia, winning two national championships before transferring to Texas in 2023. Mitchell was selected in the second round of the 2024 NFL Draft by the Colts.

High school career

Mitchell was born on October 8, 2002, in Missouri City, Texas. He attended Cane Ridge High School in Antioch, Tennessee, a neighborhood of Nashville.[1] During his high school career, he had 53 receptions for 795 yards, 8 receiving touchdowns, 373 rushing yards, and 9 rushing touchdowns on 68 attempts.[2]

Mitchell was named the 2019 Tennessean Region 5-6A Athlete of the Year[3] following a season which saw him record 28 receptions for 417 yards and 5 touchdowns in addition to 203 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns on 45 carries,[2] leading his team to a 9-4 overall record and a 6-0 league record. Before the start of the 2020 high school season, he was named to the MaxPreps Preseason Tennessee All-State Second Team Offense.[4]

Prior to his time at Cane Ridge High School, Mitchell attended Ridge Point High School in Missouri City, Texas, where he had 25 receptions totaling 378 yards and 3 touchdowns in addition to 170 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns on 23 carries.[2] Following the season, he was named to the UIL Class 6A District 20 All-District Second Team Offense.[5]

College career


Mitchell, a three-star recruit,[6] enrolled at the University of Georgia in January 2021[5] after flipping his commitment from Ole Miss from July 2020.[7][8] This came following his recruitment by top-ranked football programs such as Auburn, Missouri, West Virginia, and Boston College, among others.[9] In the Georgia Bulldogs' spring game in April 2021, he caught 7 of his 13 targets for 105 yards and 1 touchdown.[10] During week three of the 2021 Georgia Bulldogs season, Mitchell was named SEC Freshman of the Week following a performance that saw him record four receptions for 77 yards and one touchdown vs South Carolina.[11]

He was a key part of the 2022 College Football National Championship victory at the end of the 2021 season, catching the go-ahead 40-yard touchdown pass from Stetson Bennett with 8 minutes remaining. During the celebration of the victory, Mitchell was interviewed by CBS Atlanta affiliate, WGCL, where he recounted the catch, "It was amazing to answer that call when it came, be that answer that the team to come through."[12] Mitchell finished the season as the Bulldogs' third ranked receiver, totaling 29 receptions for 426 yards and four touchdowns.[13]

Mitchell's sophomore 2022 season was hampered by injury — specifically an ankle hurt during the Bulldogs' week 2 game against Samford.[14] The injury lingered throughout the season[14] and he only saw action in 6 games, catching just 9 balls for 134 yards and 3 touchdowns — numbers that would be, by far, the worst of his college career.[15] He missed six games with the injury before making it back for the SEC title game against LSU.[14] In that game he slipped and fell on a potential touchdown route late in the first quarter, but later managed to make his mark in the box score when he rolled out to his right on a trick two-point conversion pass, zipping a spiral to teammate Darnell Washington for the score.[14]


Mitchell transferred to Texas in 2023.[16] He had 55 receptions for 845 yards and 11 touchdowns.[17]

College statistics

Year G Rec Yds Avg TD
Georgia Bulldogs
2021 15 29 426 14.7 4
2022 6 9 134 14.9 3
Texas Longhorns
2023 14 55 845 15.4 11
Career 35 93 1,405 15.1 18

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 2+14 in
(1.89 m)
205 lb
(93 kg)
32+38 in
(0.82 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.34 s 1.52 s 2.50 s 39.5 in
(1.00 m)
11 ft 4 in
(3.45 m)
All values from NFL Combine[18][19]

Mitchell was selected 52nd overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2024 NFL Draft.[20] The draft pick was traded from the Los Angeles Rams which was originally from the Carolina Panthers.

Personal life

Mitchell is nicknamed "AD."[14]


  1. ^ Vitale, Joe (April 26, 2021). "Did Georgia find its next star WR in freshman Adonai Mitchell?". UGA Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Adonai Mitchell's Football Stats". Max Preps. Max Preps. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  3. ^ Kreager, Tom (December 11, 2019). "Tennessee high school football: Nashville area all-region teams". Tennessean. The Tennessean. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  4. ^ Poff, Zack (August 18, 2020). "Preseason Tennessee All-State high school football team". Max Preps. Max Preps. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Adonai Mitchell". Georgia Bulldogs Football. University of Georgia. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  6. ^ "Adonai Mitchell, Georgia Bulldogs, Wide Receiver". 247Sports. Archived from the original on December 10, 2020.
  7. ^ Kreager, Tom (July 12, 2020). "Adonai Mitchell commits to Georgia after originally picking Ole Miss". The Tennessean.
  8. ^ Crowell, Evan (July 14, 2021). "Freshman Faces: Adonai Mitchell". Sports Illustrated.
  9. ^ "Adonai Mitchell". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  10. ^ Thombs, Palmer (April 17, 2021). "Adonai Mitchell caps off strong spring with impressive G-Day". Dawgs 247. 247 Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  11. ^ DeBary, Matt (September 20, 2021). "Georgia's Nolan Smith and Adonai Mitchell Earn SEC Football Weekly Honors". Dawg Post. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  12. ^ Gagnon, Emily. "CBS 46 Atlanta". CBS 46 Atlanta. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  13. ^ "2021 Georgia Bulldogs Stats". College Football at Retrieved May 26, 2024.
  14. ^ a b c d e Hill, Jordan D. (December 4, 2022). "Georgia football: Kirby Smart discusses AD Mitchell's return from injury". 247Sports. Retrieved May 26, 2024.
  15. ^ "Adonai Mitchell College Stats, School, Draft, Gamelog, Splits". College Football at Retrieved May 26, 2024.
  16. ^ Walsh, Erin (January 20, 2023). "Former Georgia Wide Receiver Adonai Mitchell to Transfer to Texas". Bleacher Report. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  17. ^ "Adonai Mitchell 2023 Game Log". College Football at Retrieved May 26, 2024.
  18. ^ "Adonai Mitchell Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved March 13, 2024.
  19. ^ "2024 NFL Draft Scout Adonai Mitchell College Football Profile". Retrieved March 13, 2024.
  20. ^ Alper, Josh (April 27, 2024). "Adonai Mitchell goes to Colts at No. 52". NBC Sports. Retrieved May 26, 2024.

External links

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  • Texas Longhorns bio
  • Georgia Bulldogs bio
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