What could Baylor WR Denzel Mims add to the Vikings?

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(Photo by John Weast/Getty Images) Denzel Mims
(Photo by John Weast/Getty Images) Denzel Mims /

What can Mims add to the Vikings?

If Denzel Mims were to end up with the Minnesota Vikings, he would be a hugely useful addition to the offense. He has all the physical tools to make a real success of his NFL career and the player would be landing in a good spot.

Despite the loss of Stefon Diggs, this is still a roster that is littered with talent offensively. If they can improve protection around quarterback Kirk Cousins then there is the potential for the Vikings to make a second consecutive postseason appearance.

The wide receiver position is lacking depth behind Pro Bowl star Adam Thielen and second-year-pro Bisi Johnson. They have acquired former Tennessee Titans wideout Tajae Sharpe on a one-year deal, but more will be needed. Someone like Mims would instantly beef up this area of the field and provide physicality and a presence that is substantially different from what Minnesota already has.

Mims does not have the speed to take the top off a secondary. But what he does having going for him is strength and surprising elusiveness. He plays with a fearless mentality and has the attitude that head coach Mike Zimmer and new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak are bound to love.

The player is another formidable red zone weapon for Cousins. With tight end Irv Smith Jr. expected to take a leap forward in 2020, the gunslinger will not be short of options providing he gets more time to go through his progressions.

There is no such thing as a sure-fire prospect. Plenty can go wrong and rookie receivers are renowned for having their teething problems during the early stages of their development.

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It would be a massive shock is Mims did not thrive in the pros and he should be on the Minnesota Vikings’ shortlist during the 2020 NFL Draft..