Denzel Mims
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New York Jets second-round pick Denzel Mims is set to use his inner-strength to prove the entire NFL wrong.

Robby Sabo

Some thought he had first-round selection written all over his athletic build. Others thought he belonged in the top five or six wideouts in the class. Whatever the case, Denzel Mims falling into the late second round wasn’t in anybody’s cards.

Luckily, the weapon-starved New York Jets were patiently awaiting the Baylor stud at No. 48—until they weren’t. Joe Douglas traded down 11 spots and, amazingly, still snagged his guy in the 59-hole.

Not only did Mims have to wait longer than anybody could have imagined, he saw his eventual employer gamble with 11 spots. The flat-out disrespect is tough to ignore, and it’s that idea that fuels the workmanlike pass-catcher.

Mims was not shy about letting the world know he takes the drop as a slight against his stock.

“Most definitely,” Mims told reporters on a Jets-hosted video conference following the selection. “There’s always been a chip on my shoulder. I’ve been underrated my whole life.”

Mims, 22, represents the first of three-straight seniors the Jets selected on Day 2. Playing in the Air Raid-driven Big 12, of course the kid put up monster numbers. Putting up 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns on 66 receptions in 2019, Mims put an emphatic statement on his collegiate career.


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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, developer and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor | Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (sold in 2020). SEO: XLM Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com

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