Chargers Draft

Los Angeles Chargers: The best-case scenario prospects for round 2

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 29: Wide receiver Denzel Mims #15 of the Baylor Bears catches a touchdown in front of cornerback Tre Brown #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 29: Wide receiver Denzel Mims #15 of the Baylor Bears catches a touchdown in front of cornerback Tre Brown #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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(Photo by John Weast/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by John Weast/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

2. Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Denzel Mims seems to have split the jury in the draft community about how he is valued and where an NFL team may take him. Some draft analysts have Mims as a mid-to-late first-round pick, while others have Mims falling out of the first round altogether.

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report ranks Mims as the 21st prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft.

However, both Charley Casserly of NFL.com and R.J. White of CBS Sports do not have Mims getting drafted in the first round in their latest mock drafts. It appears as if Mims could go as high 20th but as low as the second round.

For the Los Angeles Chargers, bringing Denzel Mims in as the team’s third wide receiver would be a match made in heaven. While he is not a perfect fit at slot receiver, he would mesh nicely with Mike Williams and Keenan Allen and would be playing for a great fit in the Chargers.

Mims is an outside threat through and through, likely resulting in the Chargers mixing it up in the slot with either Allen or Williams, both of which could play there. Mims’ speed for his size (6’3″) is what makes him so intriguing as a prospect and at the very least, he is going to be a dangerous red-zone target right away for the team.

Mims will force the defense to respect his speed and size on the outside, which would lead to one of two things for the Chargers. It is either going to force a mismatch on either Allen or Williams, which we know they can capitalize on, or is going to result in a mismatch for Mims, which will help him make the most of his potential and have the biggest impact possible in year one.

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