Source: USF's Mitchell burns up 40 at pro day

While Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant was busy grabbing the headlines on Tuesday with unimpressive times of 4.52 and 4.68 in the 40-yard-dash, another wideout was busy turning heads in a good way.

Carlton Mitchell was clocked at a speedy 4.40 and 4.42 in his first attempt at the 40-yard-dash during South Florida’s pro day on Tuesday, according to a league source.

The 6’3”, 215-pound junior showed a nice improvement on the 4.47 40 he posted at the combine in Indianapolis last month. If anything, Mitchell’s ability to consistently run in the low to mid 4.4 range on different tracks will help solidify his place as one of the fastest receivers in this year’s draft class.

The 21-year-old caught 40 passes for 706 yards and four touchdowns for the Bulls in 2009. Mitchell’s size, speed and ability to step up in the vertical passing game make him one of the more intriguing wideout prospects on the board.

Update (3:58pm eastern): A third source has informed us that they had Mitchell timed at 4.46 in Tampa on Tuesday.

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