Los Angeles Chargers fourth-round selection: Denzel Mims, wide receiver, Baylor
This may be too early for Denzel Mims, but I don’t really care. You have to take the players you believe in at some point, and I believe Mims has the potential to be the best wide receiver in this draft class.
With Keenan Allen moving in and out of the slot, Mims would be a good complement to come into the game and play that X or Z role should Allen be in the slot or taking a breather.
Mims has some insane traits that make him a flashy pick, the first being his athleticism. You’d think at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, he wouldn’t be as explosive as he is, but his speed is truly elite.
This athleticism ties in with some solid route running, which the Chargers need after watching their backup wide receivers try to take on the third wide receiver role this year.
Mims is often the focus of a lot of highlight-reel catches, and this is due to his insane catch radius. It can really seem like the quarterback put the ball way out of the reach of Mims, and then all of the sudden you’ll have this weird moment like you’re seeing Mims’ arm grow an extra few inches. Next thing you know, he just made an insane one-handed grab.
This is more insurance for an earlier pick in Fromm, who had some stretches where the ball sailed on him. A duo of Mike Williams and Mims will help that issue out.