Cornerback | Clemson | Junior
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 199 pounds
2018: Played in all 15 games, starting 14 of them, to help Clemson win the College Football Playoff National Championship; recorded 37 total tackles with 4.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one interception and four pass breakups; named Second-Team All-American by the ACFA; honored as Second-Team All-ACC selection; earned Defensive MVP honors in College Football Playoff National Championship Game against Alabama with a sack, interception and forced fumble
Career: Played in 41 career games with 26 starts; recorded 94 total tackles 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, 12 pass breakups, 4 interceptions, a forced fumble and four fumble recoveries; named Second-Team All-American by the ACFA as a junior in 2018; honored as Second-Team All-ACC selection as a junior and was an Honorable Mention All-ACC selection as a sophomore
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Summary: Mullen certainly has the coveted size and speed to play corner in the NFL, as evident by his 6-foot-1 frame and time of 4.46 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the combine. Mullen developed into a reliable starter at Clemson and played his best in his final college game — a national championship win over Alabama.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com wrote that Mullen is a "long press-corner who can clog up the release but is more reactive than instinctive in coverage. Mullen can be a little inconsistent in anticipating route breaks, which can open small throwing windows, but his loose hips and response burst help him latch back onto tight coverage."
Mullen's full scouting report on NFL.com can be found **here**.
Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks and draft analyst Dane Brugler, who writes for The Athletic, are both in agreement on Mullen, as both have him as the **fifth-best corner** in the draft. Brooks had Mullen fourth in his initial rankings but **dropped him a spot** after the combine. Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com had Mullen as the 48th overall player on his **most-recent list** of the Top 50 prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft, down four spots from the previous ranking.
Family ties: Mullen's cousin is Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who won the 2016 Heisman Trophy with the Louisville Cardinals. At the combine, Mullen described the competitive relationship he has with Jackson.
"It was awesome, a good level of competition, playing against each other. He's always been a great athlete – the same thing he's been doing now, he's been doing since he was 5 or 6 years old. … We always played against each other. We never played on the same team. The only time we played together when we were young was all-star games."