In 1990, Mitchell was a Fifth Round Pick from Southwestern Louisiana, and he would become an elite returner in his second season, leading the NGL in Punt Return Yards. That would be the only year that he led in any specific return stat, though he was the Return Yards' overall leader in 1994. That year, he led the NFL in All-Purpose Yards (2,477) and was first again in 1995 (2,348), 1996 (1,995), and 1998 (2,357). Mitchell would go to the Pro Bowl in 1995, and he was also a First Team All-Pro.
His return acumen is not to state that Mitchell was only a return specialist, as he started 15 Games at Running Back and had 3,838 Yards from Scrimmage with a dozen Touchdowns for the team. Mitchell left Washington when he was released after the 1999 Season, but he continued his career with four more years in the NFC East, three with Philadelphia and a final one with New York.
Mitchell would overall have 21 Touchdowns and 16,905 All-Purpose Yards for Washington.