The New York Jets have been butting heads with a few their younger receivers over the previous few months. 2021 second-round choose Elijah Moore was dealt to the Cleveland Browns earlier this offseason. He was despatched to Cleveland together with the 74th general choose within the 2023 Draft in trade for the forty second choose.
Simply months later, Denzel Mims, a 2020 second-round choose, has been dealt to a Vikings division rival, the Detroit Lions, as of Wednesday night time, based on a report from Connor Hughes of SNY. This comes hours after the New York Jets reportedly informed him he would be released if a trade could not be worked out.
Mims has had a reasonably underwhelming begin to his NFL profession given his draft standing. Over his first three NFL seasons, he has caught simply 42 passes for 676 yards and stays with no landing reception in his profession.
This can be a bit stunning contemplating simply how dominant he was at Baylor throughout his collegiate profession. In two of his three seasons as a starter there, he broke 1000 yards receiving twice and by no means dipped beneath 8 receiving TDs. His 12 scores in 2019 ranked second within the Huge 12, behind solely CeeDee Lamb.
Now, the receiver is hoping to rejuvenate his profession in Detroit and assist fill of their WR depth after suspensions took out Stanley Berryhill and Quintez Cephus for the season and Jameson Williams for six video games after they violated the league’s playing coverage. Berryhill and Cephus have been promptly launched, however Williams stays on the roster.
Mims enters a WR room that can start coaching camp that includes 11 different receivers:
- Amon-Ra St. Brown
- Jameson Williams
- Marvin Jones
- Josh Reynolds
- Kalif Raymond
- Tom Kennedy
- Trinity Benson
- Maurice Alexander
- Antoine Inexperienced
- Chase Cota
- Dylan Drummond
One of the best trait Mims possesses is his velocity, operating a 4.38 40-yard sprint on the mix, and he must be an optimum match alongside an excellent route-runner like St. Brown. Assuming he makes the ultimate roster, the Vikings first crack at taking part in in opposition to him will are available Week 16.
Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The Faculty of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. When he’s not writing in regards to the NFL, Josh enjoys operating, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Try his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.