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Jets Add Explosive Receiver Denzel Mims with 59th Pick

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Looking to add some weapons for quarterback Sam Darnold, the Jets landed Baylor wide reciever Denzel Mims with the 59th pick of the draft after trading down from 48th overall with the Seattle Seahawks.

Mims, who was among the top players at the Reese’s Senior Bowl had been projected by many insiders as a first round pick but somehow fell to the Jets at 59.

It’s a coup for GM Joe Douglas who added pick 101 in their deal with the Seahawks, putting the Jets in position to add another starting caliber player later on in the draft.

In his final season at Baylor, Mims grabbed 66 receptions for 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Here is his scouting profile from NFL.com:

Strengths
  • Above-average combination of size and speed
  • Stair-steps and leverages corners out of in-breaking routes
  • Cushion chewer with some of the longest strides in the draft
  • Build-up speed allows him to bypass and stack coverage
  • Has a fluid stutter-go move to thwart route jumpers
  • Effective locating and adjusting to the throw
  • Fluent ball-snatcher above the rim
  • Focus sharpens on 50-50 throws
  • Full-body extension offers vast catch radius
  • Can reach back and snare back-hip throws without breaking stride
  • In-route jab steps and speed variations can be molded
  • Has the size and length to become a more potent stalk-blocker in space
Weaknesses
  • Lacks release quickness to slide past press jam
  • Early push upfield is dull and lacks urgency
  • Slow gather and break from a normal stride
  • Routes lack focus and salesmanship
  • Too tall into stems, with modest burst coming out
  • Competitive nature is lacking in many phases
  • Allows coverage to crowd routes and contest catches
  • Needs to become more physical at the top of his route
  • Despite size, gets bullied at the catch point
  • History of drops and poor success rate on contested catches

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.