What could Baylor WR Denzel Mims add to the Vikings?

(Photo by John Weast/Getty Images) Denzel Mims
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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Denzel Mims
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Mims’ Combine performance

If any teams were thinking of taking Denzel Mims with a first-round selection, he did nothing to put them off at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. He put in a well-rounded and accomplished display, demonstrating the sort of poise that will stand him in good stead at the next level.

All eyes were on Mims’ 40-yard dash, with the player clocking 4.38 second officially. This was eye-catching when you consider the frame he is working with and this sort of pace will be a real asset in the NFL.

This was matched by 16 bench press reps, a 38.5 vertical jump and a 4.43-second 20-yard shuffle. His physical tools have been there for all to see for some time now and his performance further highlighted what he will bring to the pros.

Arguably the most important part of a wide receiver’s time in Indianapolis is the on-field drills. There was plenty of interest in Mims’ outing and he showcased his talent to the fullest.

He has tremendous hand-eye coordination and has no problem grabbing the ball at its highest point with his six-foot-three inch height and 33 7/8-inch arms. Mims also reportedly interviewed well with interested teams. But this was no surprise given the high esteem to which he was held in Baylor.

The draft evaluation process is all about building momentum at the right time. This is something that definitely applies to Mims, who has excelled under the watchful eye of NFL scouts.