What even is this??
Mitchell when he started was just about the best clearance player in the game. The “Sam mitchell is just a generic OK player” is an idea that’s stuck despite having almost no resemblance to the truth. He was extraordinarily good at one thing, then he also got good at other things too.
I see almost nothing like mutch - height, skills, type of player, role, body shape, type of runner (mitchell had that good first burst that guys with short legs often have, Mutch takes a bit to get going) etc etc etc. we’re still discussing what Mutch will be (if anything), mitchell clearly had a defined role at afl level because he dominated that role in vfl, first year out of 18s.