Drinkwater I would say no. Has he played a first team game this season? Mitrovic? I can see why people see him as an option and I can see why they say avoid. I'd be hoping for better than these
I agree pal, these are (as I THINK you understood) merely prototypes for the kind of player we need. Mitrovic would be a good squad player or at least a deadline day 'oh fuck we need cover'. He's basic but sometimes that's worked for us e.g. Jelavic. What we'd do for an Andy Johnson right now and i say that as somebody who didn't like his style of play running down the channels at all (I prefered Yakubu).
As for Drinkwater, he could possibly just be another Schenderlin and I don't want another of those. But we'd be so much better as a team if we had a cut price Pirlo type player playinng DM who could spot a pass and even (like Kante) chip in with a goal. Who plays DM