Ignition has back to back picks in the second round of 2009 NFL Draft.
Connor Barwin of UC and Mike Mitchell of Ohio U, who both trained for eight weeks at Ignition to prepare for the NFL scouting combine and pro day, were selected with back to back picks in the second round on the first day of the 2009 NFL Draft. These guys helped themselves by having great post season workouts for the scouts and coaches. Barwin (4.47- 40yd dash) went number 46 overall pick to Houston and Mitchell (4.43- 40 yd dash) went with the number 47 pick to Oakland. Mike Mitchell, who was projected as a 7th round to Priority Free Agent by draft guru Mel Kiper, shocked ESPN commentators on camera when Oakland took him in the second. “Praise God, I am so humbled and gracious. I am about to cry man” These were the words out of Mitchell’s mouth just moments after the pick. Catch Mike and I on 1530 Homer the Sports Animal on Tuesday at 8am as we discuss this awesome experience with Alan Cutler.