Marvin Mims, Oklahoma (5’11”, 184)
What Scouts Say:
A vertical threat player who high-points the ball on deep throws. “Violent” runner with the ball in his hands, gets yards after the catch. A natural playmaker that will also have value as a punt returner. Not an elite speed guy, with a limited route tree, and will most likely be limited to a slot role at the next level. Excellent hands.
What We Saw:
Marvin Mims: 184 pounds of DAWG. He’s a deep-threat WR that can also play in the intermediate and make plays. He doesn’t win with elite speed, but with ball skills, runs after the catch, and aggression. He’s not going to win a lot of blocking competitions, but he puts his nose in and gets involved often. Mims deserves good DC since he is a more well-rounded WR prospect than many of the others in this class, and, well, he’s a dude that coaches are going to love with his effort. He has great hands and uses that plus his great footwork to beat the jam better than WRs that have 20 pounds and a couple of inches on him. He might not be a stat stuffer in year one, but he will be a player that gets used more and more as his career goes on and his route tree expands. However, I want as much Marvin Mims as I can get on my dynasty rosters.
He’s small but is that DAWG BIG in him? It’s been a while since I’ve seen someone fight so hard on such a small frame. He’s not Wan’Daddy size, but he’s smaller than billed(as per usual), and he fights on every play. Good blocking never gives up on a route and will go up and grab that ball even though he’s going to get contact. He has a second gear but not elite speed to really create separation at the end of a route/catch. He has good twitch moves where he can use his vision to exploit holes in the defense repeatedly. Not the best contact balance but he’ll fight for every yard where he can get it. Ran a small variety of routes and size which will probably relegate him to the slot with day 2 draft capital, but I found myself another “my guy,” I’ll trade back and happily draft my Pisces brother in the late 2nd, or early 3rd if I’m lucky.
Antonio Brown/The best sleeper WR in the class