2. Denzel Mims – Baylor
One of the biggest reasons for Baylor’s dream 2019 season, Denzel Mims is another wide receiver in this class that profiles as a perfect fit for the NY Giants. Standing 6’3 inches tall and weighing in at 208 pounds, Mims did very well for himself at the combine, running a 4.38 40.
Mims looked especially smooth in the drill portions of the combine and he also played himself squarely into the top 50 picks of this draft. SI.com had him ranked 11th on their wideout rankings before the combine, although it’s likely he’s more in the 6-8 range now.
Big Blue would likely have to use pick #36 to get him, but he just may be worth it. Mims got better every season at Baylor before exploding for 66 catches, 1,020 yards and 12 TD’s as a Senior. Many questioned Mims’ route tree heading into the combine, but he showed he’s a smooth route runner that gets in and out of his breaks extremely fast.
The thought of pairing Mims with Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard for the long term is intriguing to say the least, especially when you add in Saquon Barkley and potentially Evan Engram. That’s a lethal five-man skill group, and he should be there for the taking at the top of round two should the NY Giants want to pull the trigger.