Every year during the NFL Scouting Combine, teams fall in love with players’ incredible physical traits. This draft season is no different, as you’ll see a variety of risers and fallers since the “underwear Olympics”. One of the biggest winners of the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine is Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims.
Originally from Daingerfield, Texas, Mims most endearing qualities start at the line of scrimmage. His excellent release repertoire puts the receiver head and shoulders above his competition. Mims is well versed in the ways of hiding his true intentions. He bursts strongly off the line of scrimmage and forces corners to adjust. A true height, weight, speed freak, the 22-year old is exactly the type of athlete Green Bay has historically drafted at the wide receiver position.
Mims is a route running technician, showing consistent ability to separate from defensive backs at the top of his routes. He understands how to set up and sell corners on his routes with subtle steps. When evaluating receivers, football intelligence is often an overlooked aspect. Denzel Mims displays the ability to process what defenders are doing to deny him the football quickly, and adjust on the fly. These are the traits of a player who can become a difference maker at the next level.
For a wide receiver, Mims is an amazing blocker. He shows up on tape as an unrelenting and physical run blocker. Often forcing corners and safeties downfield many yards away from the play. A chest to chest, high effort blocker, Mims will be an asset to the Packers run game and instantly make the offense more multiple.
Unlike previous Baylor receivers, Mims supplements his unreal athleticism with consistent receiver traits. Mims separates well from coverage, and is fantastically explosive. He adds a phenomenal catch radius to boot. His sturdy, reliable hands will appeal to teams in the NFL. As defenses get faster, throwing windows shrink each and every year. The triumvirate of explosive athleticism, catch radius, and strong hands ensure Mims will become an instantly reliable target for the Green Bay Packers.Nick is a lifelong Packers fan. 4th and 26 was on his 13th birthday, unlucky. Follow him @CANDRAFTGEEK647 on Twitter for all your Packers draft needs and questions.