WR Denzel Mims, Baylor
My overall rank: 24th
Concerns about Denzel Mims‘ inoperable hand may have caused him to slide into the second round of the NFL Draft, but I wouldn’t hesitate to take a chance on the star receiver. Mims was a dominant college wideout at Baylor, and his ‘go get it’ mentality when the football is in the air has drawn comparisons to DeAndre Hopkins.
In addition to very good tape, Mims tested as a 94th percentile athlete at wide receiver, according to 3 Sigma Athlete. His 4.38 speed is enticing enough to spend a first-round pick on Mims, but also blew people away with his 38.5” vertical, 131” broad jump and 6.66 3-cone.
Mims has the upside to be a true number one receiver in the NFL with his ability to create separation and win at the catch point. Combine that with his fantastic athleticism and 6’3” frame, and you’ve got yourself a football player.
A wide receiver is something that could give Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense a boost right away. He should be one of the highest players on their radar right now.