WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 3: Denzel Mims #15 of the Baylor Bears celebrates with his teammates after scoring the game winning touchdown on a 6 yard reception against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the second half of an NCAA football game at McLane Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Waco, Texas.
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The New York Jets and Denzel Mims have agreed to a rookie deal: four years and $5.4 million with $3 million guaranteed.

Bryce Hall was the first. Denzel Mims is now the second.

The New York Jets and their lone second-round pick from the 2020 NFL draft have agreed to a rookie deal, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News and confirmed by another source.

The deal will pay the Baylor product $5.4 million over four years with $3 million in guarantees. In terms of the contract numbers, nothing here is groundbreaking. It’s a standard deal for a second-round pick under the CBA.


Mims, 22, is a 6-foot-3 lanky wideout who fits the prototype out-wide Sam Darnold needs as his possible No. 1 weapon. Considered by many to possess first-round talent, Mims dropped in the draft and even lasted to the Jets after Joe Douglas moved down in the round.

The four-year senior tallied 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns on 66 grabs in 13 games for the Bears a year ago under Matt Rhule. He now hops aboard a team that’s looking to replace Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa—a man whose injuries have long hurt the offense.

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Mims is slated to start opposite newcomer Breshad Perriman with Jamison Crowder in the slot, but the learning curve for rookie wide receivers is usually a steep one, so expectations must be tempered.

Joe Douglas’s first draft class now has two individuals through the process and clean on the other side. Bryce Hall and Denzel Mims are now officially New York Jets employees. Who’s next?


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