NAME: Marvin Mims
HOMETOWN: Frisco, TX
HIGH SCHOOL: Lone Star
GAMES WATCHED: Kansas State (2020), Texas, Nebraska
- 2020 (11 games): 49 targets with 37 receptions for 610 yards and 9 TD. 2 drops.
- 2021 (13 games): 41 targets with 32 receptions for 705 yards and 5 TD. 1 drop.
The former 4 star recruit from Frisco, TX has been the leading WR for the Sooners during his two seasons on the roster. Mims seems to be a pretty traditional deep threat for the OU offense. He was effective in stretching the field and being the vertical threat that was needed in Lincoln Riley’s offense. Mims worked well with QBs Spencer Rattler and Caleb Williams, both big-armed passers looking to push the ball downfield. One of the things that stood out to me the most about Mims was the grit he had in the run game. Mims was never afraid to look for a guy to block on run plays or screens, and for someone who is only 179 lbs he held up on those blocks well. Mims does have his flaws though: he struggles a bit as a route runner and really creates his separation just from being quick. He isn’t super crisp and rounds off a lot of his breaks. He also struggles to drop his hips on breaks which will create issues at the next level. Mims issues luckily seem to be fixable with a good WR coach. All in all, Mims is a one trick pony who teams could love due to his grit as a player and as someone who they can build up.