Denzel Mims

Denzel Mims

Wide Receiver #11
ADP:Round: 13, Pick: 9
Team: New York Jets
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 207 lb.
Born:October 10, 1997
Drafted:2020 / Rd. 2 (59)
Draft Team:NYJ

Denzel Mims: Facing snap competition

The Jets have added Corey Davis and Keelan Cole to a wideout group that returns Mims and Jamison Crowder, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Jets likely envision Davis, Crowder and Mims as their top three, in some order, with Cole then filling in as a high-end No. 4 who can be the top backup for multiple receiver spots. Mims was held back by hamstring injuries and a concussion during his rookie season, but as a recent second-round pick he should have every chance to lock down a starting job. He'll likely be catching his passes from a rookie QB, with the majority of mock drafts linking the Jets to BYU's Zach Wilson.

March 30, 2021 1:07 PM EST

Denzel Mims: Diagnosed with concussion

Mims suffered a concussion and won't return to Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: Mims' rookie season is over. He added a 15-yard reception in Week 17, bringing his total for the year to 23 receptions for 357 yards and no touchdowns through nine games. Mims' top priority will be to get healthy as he seeks a larger role in 2021.

January 3, 2021 12:13 PM EST

Denzel Mims: Leaves Sunday's game

Mims exited Sunday's game against the Patriots due to a possible concussion.

Analysis: Prior to his departure from the contest, Mims caught one of his two targets for 15 yards. In his absence, added snaps are available for Braxton Berrios and Jeff Smith.

January 3, 2021 11:11 AM EST

Denzel Mims: Blanked by Browns

Mims failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Mims was targeted on New York's first offensive play but saw just one target the rest of the way, as Jamison Crowder, Braxton Berrios and Chris Herndon combined for 14 of New York's 17 catches. The rookie receiver out of Baylor has just 18 yards in two games since missing one to tend to a personal matter. Getting back on track won't be easy against the Patriots in Week 17.

December 27, 2020 3:51 PM EST

Denzel Mims: Returns to full session

Mims (foot) practiced fully Thursday, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Prior to a three-catch, 18-yard effort in this past Sunday's win over the Rams, the rookie wideout had logged at least 40 receiving yards in each of his first six NFL contests. He'll look to bounce back this weekend against a Cleveland defense that held the Giants to six points in Week 15, but has allowed an average of 246.5 passing yards per game overall this season.

December 24, 2020 3:30 PM EST

Denzel Mims: Limited with foot injury

Mims (foot) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Mims has managed to stay injury-free after having his NFL debut pushed off by injuries to his hamstrings, but he finds himself back on the injury report as the Jets prepare for Sunday's home game against the Browns. If the rookie receiver can avoid a setback, he should be able to take the field as he looks to bounce back from last week's 18-yard performance. Prior to that poor outing, Mims had piled up at least 40 receiving yards in each of his first six NFL appearances.

December 23, 2020 1:57 PM EST

Denzel Mims: Career-low yardage total in win

Mims caught three of four targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Mims returned to the lineup after a one-game absence that resulted from his inability to fulfill COIVD-19 protocols in time after leaving the team facility to tend to a family matter. The rookie finished with fewer than 40 yards for the first time in seven games, but he'll gladly trade the lack of yardage for his first taste of victory at the NFL level, even if it may end up costing the Jets the chance to draft their future quarterback of choice first overall.

December 21, 2020 9:55 AM EST

Denzel Mims: Set to practice Wednesday

Mims (personal) will practice Wednesday, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Mims, who missed the Jets' loss to the Seahawks this past weekend due to a personal matter, returned to the team's facilities Monday and his scheduled return to practice Wednesday indicates that the wideout has been cleared after going through the NFL's COVID-19 protocol.

December 16, 2020 8:42 AM EST

Denzel Mims: Returns to team

Mims (undisclosed) is back at Jets' facilities Monday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Mims missed the Jets' loss to Seattle over the weekend due to a personal matter, but he's back with the team and ready to suit up Week 15. The rookie second-round pick will rejoin Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman as one of New York's starting wideouts versus the Rams. To begin the week, however, Mims will have to go through the COVID-19 protocol.

December 14, 2020 11:14 AM EST

Denzel Mims: Won't play Sunday

Mims (personal) won't be available for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: The report notes that Mims tended to a family matter in Texas and thus had to leave the NFL's COVID-19 protocol. As a result, he won't be eligible to suit up for the Jets' Week 14 contest. Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman (shoulder) are in line to head the team's wideout corps this weekend.

December 10, 2020 8:14 AM EST

Denzel Mims: Misses practice Wednesday

Mims (personal) won't practice Wednesday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

Analysis: The report notes that coach Adam Gase indicated that Mims' personal issue could impact his status for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. The 2020 second-rounder caught two of his three targets for 40 yards and added a two-point conversion in the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Raiders.

December 9, 2020 8:29 AM EST

Denzel Mims: Reaches 40-yard mark again

Mims hauled in two of three targets for 40 yards and also caught a two-point conversion in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Mims isn't exactly lighting it up, but the rookie second-round pick has carved out a prominent role in New York's underwhelming passing attack, totaling at least 40 receiving yards in all six of his games. He's still in search of his first career touchdown heading into a Week 14 trip to Seattle.

December 6, 2020 4:37 PM EST

Denzel Mims: Racks up 67 yards in loss

Mims caught four of eight targets for 67 yards in Sunday's 20-3 loss to Miami.

Analysis: Mims tied Breshad Perriman for the team lead in targets and catches while coming up 12 receiving yards short of Perriman's team-leading total. The rookie second-round pick is still searching for his first career touchdown heading into a Week 13 home date with the Raiders, but Mims has now topped 60 yards in each of the past three games. He also recorded a tackle for the second time in the past three weeks, as New York's turnover-prone offense has frequently forced its players to turn into defenders following fumbles and interceptions.

November 29, 2020 3:46 PM EST

Denzel Mims: Leading receiver in Week 11 loss

Mims caught three of eight targets for 71 yards in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Mims also drew a couple of pass interference penalties, as Joe Flacco consistently searched him out downfield. The rookie second-round pick led the team in targets and receiving yards in the best game of his young career. Mims is starting to find his stride after having his debut delayed to Week 7 by hamstring injuries, and he'll continue his search for his first career touchdown when the Dolphins come to town in Week 12.

November 22, 2020 6:54 PM EST

Denzel Mims: Makes four grabs

Mims caught four of eight targets for 62 yards in Monday night's 30-27 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Mims showed his usefulness as a speed weapon down the seam, going for a long gain of 26 yards early. The rookie then helped move the sticks a couple times afterward, building on his encouraging first two showings as a pro. Through three games, Mims now sports 10 receptions on 18 targets for 146 yards, giving the Jets at least some promise as they head into their Week 10 bye without a win this season.

November 9, 2020 9:41 PM EST

Denzel Mims: Leading receiver in ugly loss

Mims caught two of three targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 35-9 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: All of Mims' production came in the first quarter, as he helped lead the Jets to field goals on each of their first two drives with catches of 15 and 27 yards. Inexplicably, quarterback Sam Darnold stopped looking the rookie's way after that, instead preferring to pepper slot receiver Braxton Berrios with short passes. Berrios turned his 11 targets into just 34 yards as New York went without a passing touchdown for a third consecutive game. It's encouraging to see the second-round pick out of Baylor making a couple plays in each game after having his debut delayed to Week 7 by hamstring injuries, but Mims' short-term prospects remain limited by virtue of playing in the league's least productive offense.

November 1, 2020 3:45 PM EST

Denzel Mims: Four catches in debut

Mims (hamstrings) caught four of seven targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 18-10 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Mims made an immediate impact in his NFL debut, leading the team in receiving yards while tying Braxton Berrios for the team lead in both targets and receptions. Breshad Perriman exited in the fourth quarter with a possible concussion and Jamison Crowder missed this game with a groin injury, so Mims could find himself serving as quarterback Sam Darnold's de facto No. 1 wide receiver in Week 8 against the Chiefs. That matchup projects to offer plenty of garbage time for the rookie second-round pick out of Baylor to pad his stats, as the winless Jets are sure to come in as massive underdogs.

October 25, 2020 3:01 PM EST

Denzel Mims: Activated off IR, will play Sunday

Mims (hamstrings) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The 2020 second-round pick is set to make his rookie debut Sunday against the Bills after Mims put together a second straight week of practice. It's possible Mims could be featured immediately, especially if Jamison Crwoder (groin) is unable to play, although a Crowder absence more than likely sets the stage for Braxton Berrios and Jeff Smith to take over in the slot, with Mims operating as the second outside receiver opposite Breshad Perriman.

October 24, 2020 12:31 PM EST

Denzel Mims: May not return this weekend

Coach Adam Gase said it's undecided whether Mims (hamstring) will be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's matchup with Buffalo, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: The rookie second-round pick was designated to return from injured reserve last week and has been back at practice, but the team's overall injury issues could result in another position being prioritized over his activation. Mims has yet to make his NFL debut since he aggravated the hamstring injury at practice before the season opener. The status of Jamison Crowder (groin) figures to play a role in the Jets' decision-making process for this weekend.

October 23, 2020 8:54 AM EST

Denzel Mims: Set for team reps Wednesday

Mims (hamstring) is expected to handle team reps during Wednesday's practice, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Mims, who practiced with the scout team last week, looks set to ramp up his workload in preparation for tentatively making his NFL debut versus the Bills on Sunday. Coach Adam Gase said there's "a chance" Mims will be active Week 7, per Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York, a hint that what the rookie second-round pick is able to do in practice will determine his game-time availability. The Jets haven't yet officially moved Mims back to the 53-man roster.

October 21, 2020 9:31 AM EST

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