What the experts are saying:
Obviously, I am high on Mims. I view Mims as the best possible pick at the 28th slot in the draft. Why would the Ravens trade up for a player like Jeudy when they can possibly get Mims right where they are? Let’s get some more perspective on this prospect. This is what the Director of Administration for the NFL Draft Network, Joe Marino, wrote about Mims:
"“A steady producer for Baylor since 2017, Mims offers intriguing potential as an X or Z receiver in the NFL. For a team searching for physicality, catch radius and ball skills to round out its receiver corps, Mims is an ideal target. With that said, there is room for Mims to grow as a route runner and develop overall consistency with his technique.”"
I’m not worried about route running here. I’m not worried that he’s not a completely polished prospect. He has the two things that I look for, traits and production. The one trait that Marino points out that should interest the Ravens the most is physicality. Mims would be a perfect complement to Brown in the passing game.
The Ravens need a go up and get it kind of player. They need a player who you can’t take out of the game. Mims has the potential to be that kind of target for Lamar Jackson. Mims is a player whose traits will allow him to produce right away. In a few years he could be producing as one of the best receivers in football. His upside is obvious in my opinion.
Here is what Jacob Schyvinck of FanSided’s NFL Mocks had to say about Mims.
"“Mims rightfully got a lot of chatter after his combine performance. His excellent hands, combined with his ball skills, make him a great target for teams on day two of the 2020 NFL Draft. He will be used as an “X”, or boundary, receiver who will work vertically. His traits project well to most NFL offenses, and he will be in play for teams like Baltimore and Green Bay near the end of the first round, along with the Giants, Colts, and Jaguars in round two.”"
The takeaway here is that Schyvink not only thinks that Mims is a fit for the Ravens, but he is a realistic draft target. Mims seems to be considered just outside of the top-tier of wide receivers. However, in Baltimore he could be an unstoppable force that could put up the best rookie numbers. Mims and Brown could easily become the best duo the Ravens ever had in Baltimore. They just have to reach the bar that Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith set on the way to a Super Bowl.