Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
Talk about a prospect that has it all: great size (6’3, 207lbs) who tested extremely well at the combine. Elite speed and measurables, as well as some crazy, catches on tape while at Baylor makes Denzel Mims a hard prospect to ignore if he is sitting there at 49.
The biggest issues with Mims are his lack of a route tree (coming from a simplified Baylor system) and he has had a minor issue with drops. His upside far outweighs his downside though, as most of those issues can be resolved at the pro level. As well, he wouldn’t be needed to start right away, so he would have some time to work on his route tree while doing what he does best when on the field (which would be winning deep).
While the Steelers are set with their starters, being four deep at this position is a necessity in the modern NFL. As well, his value should be heightened by the fact that this class is so deep, meaning talented players at the position should fall farther than in a typical class. Mims has the long-term upside of a top WR, meaning his value at 49 would be nearly impossible to pass up.