If he’s zeroing in on him in the first round, don’t expect Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst to say it outright.
In other words, Gutekunst will remain mum on Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims.
Bad puns aside, the Packers are in dire need of a speed upgrade on offense and Mims would fit the profile perfectly. Throw in that he’s a willing blocker and is also a tall/big target at 6-3, 207 lbs and this seems like a match made in heaven.
He also appeared in 49 games at Baylor and with a shortened offseason program and training camp likely in the cards, getting a rookie with a lot of game experience, even in college, could end up being an underrated benefit.
His one drawback seems to be route running, something Mims himself acknowledged. Given how Aaron Rodgers holds his receivers to high standards in regards to route discipline, Mims would have to make an impression quicky on the quarterback but given his natural ability this probably wouldn’t be an issue.
There’s more on Mims and other receivers in today’s cheese curds.
Baylor’s Denzel Mims a slippery, make-you-miss receiver with top-end speed—PackersNews.com
Speed, elusiveness and willingness to block. Sounds like a perfect fit for a Matt LaFleur offense.
Putting top WR prospects into tiers for WR-needy Packers—Packers Wire
Is your head spinning with all the names in this very deep wide receiver draft class? Here’s a great breakdown of who fits where as we get closer to the draft.
Daniel Jeremiah 2020 NFL mock draft 3.0: Packers pick a QB—NFL.com
Another mock showing Green Bay taking Rodgers’ successor and while I think the time is coming, I don’t Love Jeremiah’s choice here.
Kenny Clark adjusting to unconventional offseason—Packers.com
While Kenny Clark awaits a contract extension, he’s going through the strangest offseason of his career like every other player. Video games, working out (while social distancing of course) and Netflix have taken up a lot of the star defensive tackle’s time. Here’s hoping his thumbs trade a controller for a pen on an extension soon.
Idaho friends break Guinness record for tennis ball catches in a basket—UPI
Stop complaining about social distancing and do something positive with it, like setting a world record as these guys did.