There’s no secret who the apple of my NFL Draft eye is. It’s Denzel Mims. Here are three reasons I believe the Ravens should target Mims in the first round:
1. He would complete a special trio:
While there are some concerns with Mims, he has the markings of a superstar. He was consistently productive at Baylor despite the quarterback play not being great. He scored 28 touchdowns in three seasons and averaged 15.7 yards per catch. He has a huge frame and he’s the perfect combination of speed and size.
He has some drops and that’s a concern yet when you look at the whole picture he was a very reliable target with monster production. This isn’t a scouting report. I’ve already made my case for how Mims could be a big time play-maker in the NFL. The conversation in front of us today is an explanation of why the Ravens should draft him.
The thing about Mims is that he would be the perfect player to put opposite of Marquise Brown. With Mims and Brown on opposite sides of the field, and Mark Andrews in the middle, it would give Lamar Jackson three big play weapons across the field. Beating the Ravens would become a little more complicated because there would be two legitimate deep threats on the field.
Mims is a 6’3″ target with a 4.38 40 yard dash and a 38.5 inch vertical jump. Much like with Andrews, Jackson can throw it up and know that his guy has a good chance of winning the match up. Mims is the missing piece of the offense. He will be the player that balances out the passing attack for the purple and black. Marquise Brown has a chance to become a Tyreek Hill like player. Could you imagine pairing a player with Hill’s skill-set with a player like Mike Evans? That’s what DeCosta could be pulling off if he took Mims with the 28th overall pick.