The first of what could be a pair of impact members of Oregon’s secondary has taken his leave of the football program.
Very early Friday morning, UO confirmed that Terrance Mitchell has decided to make himself available for the 2014 NFL draft. Mitchell subsequently addressed his decision to forego another season in college for the pros.
“Being at Oregon was great,” Mitchell told The Oregonian. “Since I’ve been here we won big-time bowls and accomplished a lot, 38 games starting, I felt like I accomplished a lot and it was time to go to the next thing.”
The cornerback made his decision to turn pro despite what he labeled as an unfair evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory board. In addition to starting 38 games in his UO career, Mitchell led the Ducks with five interceptions in 2013.
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, UO’s other starting corner, is expected to make the early leap to the NFL as well, although he has yet to make his decision public.