With some uncertainty around the Rams retaining Brandin Cooks for the 2020 season, it seems like they’re doing their research on this deep class of wide receivers as they’ve most-recently met with Baylor’s Denzel Mims.
In addition to the teams I reported on last week (see below), #Baylor WR Denzel Mims has recently held pre-draft meetings over FaceTime with the #Eagles, #Cowboys, #Rams & #Jets. He has one with the #Packers in a few days. https://t.co/kmcf2x7AZP— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) April 3, 2020
Mims has been one of the biggest risers in this entire draft class following impressive performances at both the Reese’s Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine. While in Indianapolis, Mims ran a blazing 4.38 in the forty. His explosion numbers were just as eye-popping as he jumped 38.5 inches in the vertical and 10’11 in the broad. His 6.66 3-Cone time was actually the fastest time among all participants at the combine. That number is huge and it most-drectly translate to him being able to create separation in his routes.
Mims’ coming out party came during his sophomore season when he caught 61 passes for a career-best 1,087 yards and eight touchdowns. He was named to the All-Bog 12 second team for his efforts. His junior year saw some minor regression when he totaled 55 catches for just 794 yards but he still scored another eight times. In his final year at Baylor, Mims caught 66 passes for 1,020 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns en route to being named a First-Team member of the All-Big 12 team.