Before you comment that the Los Angeles Rams are perfectly fine with their wide receiving core, hear me out. Heading into this year, the Rams are indeed loaded with Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Josh Reynolds and most likely Brandin Cooks. However, both Kupp and Reynolds will be free agents following the 2020 season. Adding to that, the Rams have been getting calls about Cooks, especially from the Philadelphia Eagles. Case in point, after this season the Rams could be without Cooks via trade and would have to find the perfect contract to keep both Kupp and Reynolds. The Rams have been on fire drafting offensive weapons as of late in the draft as 2017 proved that point. If the Rams lose Cooks, and Reynolds has a great year that gains a lot of interest during free agency, the team might as well look for the perfect wide receiver in this year’s draft. Thankfully it seems they have.
Via Justin Melo of Draft Wire, the Rams are interested in Baylor WR Denzel Mims and had a pre-draft visit that was canceled due to the coronavirus. Let’s see if Los Angeles can wow him over a Facetime call now. Mims also went on the record to say that the Rams are among the teams he’s talked to the most. Could the Rams take a wide receiver with their first pick?
Denzel Mims was used as a vertical/fade specialist — which makes sense for a 6'3" guy who ran a 4.38 40 — but when he got to run other routes, you'd see flashes of an explosive route runner.
Then you see his senior bowl tape and my goodness. First round talent in my eyes. pic.twitter.com/AM3CQG4eNw
— Nick Olson (@NickOlsonNFL) March 27, 2020
Unfortunately for the Rams, they do not have a first-round pick as Mims has been projected to go late first round to the Green Bay Packers. If the Rams move up for Mims, it would not be a bad move though. If drafted by Los Angeles, he would be the biggest receiver on the team and wowed the team as he ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at 6-foot-3, 207 pounds in the combine. He has the size and athleticism to be the difference-maker, especially in the red zone. The biggest area of concern for the Rams right now is a red zone threat as the biggest WR on the team is Josh Reynolds.
Mims put up strong numbers in his 2019 season, catching 66 passes for 1,015 yards and scoring 12 touchdowns. I’ve been in love with this draft prospect since day one. The only problem is other teams have also noticed the raw talent of Mims as well. What do you think Rams Nation? Should the Rams move up to draft a potential red-zone big body wide receiver?