3 Reasons Denzel Mims fits with the Houston Texans draft

Denzel Mims #15 of the Baylor Bears (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Denzel Mims #15 of the Baylor Bears (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /
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Texans Draft, Denzel Mims
Denzel Mims of Baylor (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

3. Standout speed

Too much speed isn’t a bad thing to have a lot of, and if the Houston Texans draft includes the selection of Denzel Mims with either the 40th overall pick, or a trade up in the draft to select him, the Texans would have just that … a lot of speed.

Mims had a 40-yard dash time of 4.38 this past February in Indianapolis, plus had a vertical jump height of 38.5 inches which if nothing else showcased his athleticism, and more so, had to rise his stock in not only the Texans draft process, but the overall process of the NFL draft for all teams involved.

Anytime a wide receiver, or any player at the combine, has a fast 40-yard dash time like that it does make teams more interested in that player. The Texans might have to trade up to select him, but it could be worth it in the long run, but also in favor of the Texans draft, s the wide receiver class this year is pretty deep.

Being that he would play on the outside at receiver, possibly being the second option with Kenny Stills (Will Fuller will be the top option for Deshaun Watson this season), Mims could use his speed to help take pressure off Fuller. That could also free up the inside for the slot receivers on the team as well.

The Texans need to add a strong weapon to their roster through this draft, and if Mims is available to them, it would be very tough to pass on his speed and athletic ability in the early stages of the second round.