Safety Mike Mitchell, last of the Raiders, has signed with Carolina.
The 6', 213 lb Kentucky native went to Ohio University, starting 30 games (23 strong safety, 7 free safety). A second round (47th overall) draft pick by Oakland, Mitchell wasn't invited to the combine, and was viewed as a size/speed prospect after running a 4.39 at his pro day (along with good numbers in the vertical - 37.5", bench - 22 x 225). His selection at 47 was a major surprise, with some teams and pundits having Mitchell as a late round, free agent type selection. However, the Chicago Tribune suggested that the Bears had shown interest at 49, and there's suggestions other teams had him as a third rounder.
Mitchell started 9 games as a pro, playing behind standout Tyvon Branch.