Marvin Mims 2023 NFL Draft Profile
Marvin Mims might just be my favorite wide receiver in the 2023 NFL Draft. No, he probably won’t be the best one in the class. However, it’s hard not to feel pretty good about the Oklahoma product’s projection to the next level. Let’s take a look at the Marvin Mims 2023 NFL Draft profile to see why you should be as excited as I am about his future.
Mims is a four-star recruit from the state of Texas. Yes, he’s a smaller player but there is rocket fuel here. The 5-foot-11, 183 point frame will scare some teams off and rightfully so. However, the juice here is real. The 4.38 40 time only tells part of the story. The lower body explosion this guy has is unreal. A 39.5-inch vertical reiterates the juice he has.
I’m not sure you’re drafting anyone for their punt return ability but it’s another trait that Mims has in the arsenal if that’s what’s needed. What Mims is good at is creating big plays any way you slice it. Get the ball in his hands and he’s gone. The Sooners wide receiver averaged a whooping 19.5 yards per catch for his career. Now that’s juice.
Again, the size is really the only thing you’re holding against him at this point. How does Mims do against NFL press corners when it’s not really something he ever had to deal with in the Big 12? Can Mims go over the middle and create real YAC yardage the way he did in a pillow fight conference? Is he big enough to play through contact and create extra yardage? All real and valid question marks.
However, I just think the talent trumps the size concerns in this instance. It’s not like Mims is a midget. Mims is a great deep threat that any team would be lucky to have. I think his best trait is actually his tracking ability. We saw that at the combine. Ball in the air, this guy goes and finds it. He’s a natural centerfielder that knows how to win deep down the field and make big plays. It’s not like he plays small either. Can more than adjust with the ball in the air. We have seen plenty of times where Mims plays above his size.
Mims took major strides forward in 2022 notching 1,083 yards on 54 receptions. Keep in mind this is AFTER Caleb Williams and Lincoln Riley left town. I don’t want to know where Oklahoma would have been without Mims this past year. He carried their aerial passing attack in 2022.
I’m in on Marvin Mims if you can’t tell already. I have a third round grade on Mims for being a deep ball specialist with a chance to develop into more down the line. If Mims is your WR3, your offense is damn dangerous. He’s someone that fits a role as a deep threat guy that every team needs and he’s really good in that area.
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