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What You Need to Know:
-Mims arrived as a Round 2 pick in the 2020 draft. At 6’3, 207 pounds, he boasts rare athleticism (4.38-forty, 38.5-inch vertical, 6.66-second 3-cone).
-He suffered a hamstring injury in mid-August of 2020. He didn’t return to the field until early September, only to suffer another hamstring injury.
-Mims returned in Week 7 and suited up for 9 games going forward. He caught only 23 of 45 targets, albeit for 15.5 YPC.
-Poor coaching and QB play held him back. On the year, the Jets ranked dead last in total yards and points.
-Swapping out HC Adam Gase and his coaching staff is an instant win. Bringing in OC Mike LaFleur — a Shanahan disciple — brings intriguing potential.
-If the Shanahan principles remain, look for pre-snap motion and play-action passing to help open windows in the passing game.
-Mims will have to battle for targets on an offense that includes Corey Davis, Jamison Crowder, rookie Elijah Moore and Chris Herndon. There’s at least a chance New York saves money and gets out of Crowder’s bloated contract.
-Mims, however, is playing behind Keelan Cole in June OTAs. There's certainly time for Mims to leapfrog the veteran, though.
-Rookie QB Zach Wilson projects as an instant upgrade on Sam Darnold, but we fully expect growing pains in year 1. His college tape at least showed a willingness to take shots downfield on 50/50 balls. Good news for Mims.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:
If you’re drafting Mims, you’re hoping for his raw ability to shine. The guy looks like a WR1 from a size and athleticism perspective. Only 23, it’s quite possible we see a year 2 jump.
But what about opportunity? This new coaching staff has made it a priority to add pass catching talent, and a trio of Corey Davis, Elijah Moore and Jamison Crowder will be tough to crack. A Crowder departure would be huge for Mims, but he'll still need to overtake Keelan Cole.
If nothing else, the Baylor product is an enticing stash who’s available late in drafts.