New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims looks the part just two games into his professional football career.
Six receptions for 84 yards over two games doesn’t seem like much to celebrate. That is until one digs a little deeper.
Denzel Mims’s production over his first two professional football games contrasts a bit with the New York Jets‘ dreadful 2020 offense. Eighty-four yards is no small number for a team averaging just 259 yards and an unbelievable 11.8 points per game.
The Baylor product injured both hamstrings this past summer. Just when it looked like he’d be ready to roll for Week 1 in Buffalo, the other hamstring popped up out of thin air to keep him out of action.
Finally, he returned to the lineup in Week 7 with the Bills visiting MetLife Stadium. Hauling in four receptions for 42 yards, the kid’s production was stellar in the first half. Unfortunately, his presence faded after halftime (seven total targets).
Last Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, he snagged two balls for 42 yards, one of which featured a tremendous 27-yard high-point snag on a fade pattern.
The 27-yard Sam Darnold-to-Denzel Mims play against KC. Good job by both Darnold and Mims, but the moral of the story is this: offenses must make defenses pay when they routinely play single-safety/press. #TakeFlight pic.twitter.com/lgZMwoHSNY
— Robby Sabo (@RobbySabo) November 3, 2020
Denzel Mims and the New York Jets will welcome in the 2-5 New England Patriots for Monday Night Football in a few days. Sam Darnold is hoping he can avenge his “Ghost Game” performance from a year ago with the help of his second-round weapon.
This kid just looks the part. His frame and ability offer a sideline-type skill set that’s tough to find. He can move fluidly, block and go up and attack the ball at its highpoint.