I’m back from vacation and ready to go for the regular season. Since my last post, it seems that Marko Mitchell has madequite an impression with Redskins coaches, players, and fans. So much so that it is hard to imagine Mitchell being left off the 53 man roster when final cuts are made on Saturday. The 6 foot, 4 inch, Mitchell has so far had 2 touchdowns, 5 receptions, and 61 yards in just 3 preseason games. Against the Patriots last week, he caught 2 balls for 40 yards. Perhaps most importantly, he provided great downfield blocking in the second quarter on Chris Cooley’s 73 yard reception. Without Mitchell’s blocking, Cooley wouldn’t have gained 73 yards. Mitchell’s best catch came on a 33 yard catch from Colt Brennan (who is hardly a lock to make this team but more on that later). He ran a fade route and made a nice adjustment on the ball. Mitchell plays on special teams as well, in punt and kick coverage. Mitchell has been the suprise of the preseason. Whether this production continues into the regular season remains to be seen. However, it is very difficult to imagine Mitchell not making the team.