Draft Profile: BioMarvin Mims attended Lone Star High School and was the Texas high school state record holder for receiving yards in a career (5,485) and in a season (2,629 to go along with 32 touchdowns on 117 catches as a senior). As a result, he was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Mims opted to join Oklahoma. over Stanford
In 2020 as a freshman Mims saw action in 11 games for the Sooners as he made 37 receptions for 610 yards for an average of 16.5 yards per reception, with 9 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 139.5. Mims became the first wide receiver in OU history to earn FWAA Freshman All-America status, he also earned freshman All-America honors from The Athletic and ESPN.
As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 13 games (making 11 starts) and had 32 catches for 705 yards for an average of 22.0 yards per catch, with 5 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 148.2. He received an All-Big 12 honorable mention by the league’s head coaches and was also an academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree
Scouting Report: Strengths
- His competitiveness and knack for high-pointing the ball allow him to play bigger than his size.
- Mims is a natural playmaker, at his best with the ball in his hands, and is a vertical threat
- He’s excellent downfield, accelerating to top speed quickly and stacking on top of cornerbacks. He has excellent body control, contorting to make difficult catches and working well on back-shoulder throws.
- Good hands who goes up and attacks the ball to bring it in in contested catch situations
- Very productive player who has consistently put up elite numbers
- Has experience as a punt returner - will likely be used in that capacity as he develops in the pros
- Mims was frequently put in catch-and-run situations, and he shows good vision with the ability to make tacklers miss in space. He’ll also break a tackle or two; he’s extremely competitive and will give effort as a downfield blocker.
- Often used on deep routes, getting separation down the sideline or over the middle on crossing routes by extending his arms rather than pure speed.
- He’s also a violent runner with the ball in his hands. He’s very good working outside the numbers, showing excellent ball-tracking skills, and he does the little things well downfield, including leaving enough room on the sideline for his quarterback to drop in a throw.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Mims is small at 5-11 and just a little over 180lbs and as a result will be outmuscled by bigger DBs. He will likely be limited to slot player
- Was underused in 2021 and as a result hasn't developed a wide route tree
- Doesn't have the size to consistently win on the outside, but can be productive working the middle of the field and as a return man.
- He’ll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
- While he has good speed - it isn't elite and may reduce his chance of being selected high
Scouting Report: SummaryMarvin Mims is a quality pro prospect who has excellent hands, good speed and is elite at making yards after the catch. He however is on the slight side and may struggle against bigger NFL corners. Mims was underused in 2021 and 2022 will be massive for him - If he has a good year and establishes himself as the Sooner's number one target expect him to go as high as the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
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