Trayvon Mullen

American football player (born 1997)

American football player
Trayvon Mullen
Mullen in the 2019 NFL season
Mullen with Oakland Raiders in 2019
No. 30 – Baltimore Ravens
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1997-09-20) September 20, 1997 (age 26)
Coconut Creek, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Coconut Creek
College:Clemson (2016–2018)
NFL draft:2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40
Career history
  • Oakland / Las Vegas Raiders (2019–2021)
  • Arizona Cardinals (2022)
  • Dallas Cowboys (2022)
  • Baltimore Ravens (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:150
Pass deflections:29
Interceptions:4
Forced fumbles:1
Player stats at PFR

Trayvon Sentell Mullen Jr. (born September 20, 1997) is an American football cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens 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.

Early years

Mullen attended Coconut Creek High School. As a senior, he was a two-way player at wide receiver and cornerback. He tallied 45 receptions for 800 yards (17.8-yard avg.). He received second-team USA Today All-American honors and played in the U.S. Army All-American game.

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]

As a freshman, he played sporadically, recording 15 tackles and one pass-breakup. He had 7 tackles against South Carolina State University. He was part of a team that won the National Championship Game against the University of Alabama.

As a sophomore, he received significantly more playing time, as he registered 42 tackles, 3 interceptions and seven pass breakups in 13 games with 12 starts. He received Honorable Mention All-ACC honors. He had 7 tackles and his first career interception against Boston College. He made 9 tackles and one pass defensed against North Carolina State University.

As a junior, he collected 37 tackles (4 for loss), one interception, 4 pass defensed and 2 sacks in 15 games with 14 start. He only played two snaps against Wake Forest University because of an injury. He had 6 tackles and one pass breakup against Boston College. He received Defensive MVP honors in the National Championship Game against the No. 1 ranked University of Alabama, while making 6 tackles, one interception, one sack and one forced fumble.

Following the season, Mullen announced that he would forgo his senior year and declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.[2] He finished his college career with 94 tackles (4.5 for loss), 4 interceptions, 12 pass breakups and one forced fumble in 41 games with 26 starts.

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 10-yard split 20-yard split 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 1.50 s 2.63 s 34.5 in
(0.88 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
All values from NFL Combine[3][4]

Oakland / Las Vegas Raiders

2019 season

Mullen was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round (40th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[5]

Mullen made his NFL debut in week 1 against the Denver Broncos. In the game, Mullen made 1 tackle in the 24–16 win.[6] In week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Mullen recorded his first interception off Ryan Finley in the 17–10 win.[7] In week 16 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Mullen suffered a head injury, which caused him to be carted off the field. He registered 50 tackles, 10 passes defensed and one interception.

2020 season

In Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Mullen recorded his first interception of the season off a pass thrown by Patrick Mahomes during the 35–31 loss.[8]

2021 season

Mullen entered the 2021 season as a starting cornerback alongside Casey Hayward. On October 9, 2021, he suffered a foot injury in Week 4 and was placed on injured reserve, ending a 36 consecutive games streak.[9] 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.

Arizona Cardinals

On August 30, 2022, the Raiders traded Mullen to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange of a seventh round pick (#220-Zack Kuntz), the pick could have ended up being a sixth-rounder if he was active for 10 or more games during the season.[10] He was declared inactive in 5 out of 13 games. On December 13, 2022, he was waived a day after a 13-27 loss against the New England Patriots, where he committed a costly facemask penalty that contributed on a touchdown drive.[11]

Dallas Cowboys

Mullen was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys on December 14, 2022.[12] He was acquired to provide depth at cornerback after injuries to Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lewis. He appeared in one game as a backup cornerback. He was released on January 21, 2023.[13]

Baltimore Ravens

On January 23, 2023, the Baltimore Ravens claimed Mullen off waivers.[14] Mullen re-signed with the Ravens on March 14, 2023.[15] He was released with a non-football injury designation on July 28, 2023,[16] and placed on the non-football injury list.

Personal life

His younger brother, Tiawan, is also an NFL cornerback, currently a free agent. 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 Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "2019 NFL Draft Scout Trayvon Mullen College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved July 27, 2023.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Associated Press (September 10, 2019). "Raiders beat Broncos 24–16 in 1st game after Brown's release". ESPN. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "Carr, Jacobs, Crosby help Raiders keep Bengals winless". www.espn.com. November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders – November 22nd, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  9. ^ "Arnette, Mullen Jr. and Carrier placed on IR". Raiders.com. October 9, 2021.
  10. ^ Urban, Darren (August 30, 2022). "Cardinals Trade For Cornerback Trayvon Mullen". AZCardinals.com. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  11. ^ "Trayvon Mullen: Let go Tuesday".
  12. ^ "Cowboys Claim Former 2nd-Round Pick". DallasCowboys.com. December 14, 2022.
  13. ^ Grindley, Wyatt (January 21, 2023). "Cowboys Make Four Moves, Sign OL Aviante Collins To 53-Man Roster".
  14. ^ Gordon, Grant (January 23, 2023). "Ravens claim ex-Cowboy CB Trayvon Mullen, Lamar Jackson's cousin". NFL.com. Retrieved January 24, 2023.
  15. ^ "Reports: Ravens Retain Trayvon Mullen".
  16. ^ Williams, Charean (July 28, 2023). "Ravens cut Trayvon Mullen for failure to disclose non-football injury". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.

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