By: Steve Johnson
Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
6’2 7/8″ 207lbs
33 7/8″ arms, 9 3/8″ hands. 78 4/8″ wingspan.
4.38 40 38 1/2″ Vert. 131″ Broad Jump. 16 Bench Reps.
6.66 3 Cone Drill 4.43 20 yard Shuttle
2016: 11 games. 4 Rec, 24 yards
2017: 12 games. 61 Rec, 1087 yards, 8 TDs; 1 rush for -4 yards
2018: 12 games. 55 rec, 794 yards, 8 TDs
2019: 13 games. 66 rec, 1020 yards, 12 TDs
Misc. Stats: 1 KR for 18 yards
Accolades: 2017 Second-team All-Big 12, 2019 First-team All-Big 12
History: Three-star recruit from Daingerfield, TX. Played WR and S, also ran track and was a State Champion sprinter.
Strengths: Good size/speed combo (6’3″ and won 200m states in High School). Long strider who can stretch the defense from either the X or Y receiver spots. Dynamic on jump balls/contested catches. Great bod control. Elite catch radius. Watching him go up for a ball is a pretty sight. Solid run after the catch. Doesn’t shy away from contact as a ball carrier or as a blocker. Productive career. Was raised in a football family, has the pedigree and character.
Weaknesses: Has a little bit of a history of drops, which is surprising given his abilities. Needs to do a better job securing the football, as both a receiver and after the catch. Thin framed and can get bullied at the LOS. Doesn’t possess great quickness in his routes, at the LOS, or as a ball carrier.
Overview: Mims hasn’t reached his full potential. He has the size/speed to really stretch the field vertically at the next level. Not to mention, he has really great body control and makes some pretty catches. I’m worried about a little bit about his ability in the 1st and 2nd level. He needs to get stronger at the catch point and be more physical throughout his routes in the NFL. He should be a 2nd round pick, with the ability to be a complimentary piece from the start.
Evaluation based on games. TEX 19′, TTU 19′, OKLA 18′
Draft Projection: 2nd Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.83
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