Amarius Mims (OT) – Georgia / Junior
6’7”, 340 Lbs. (Unofficial)
Measurables: (Available post-combine/pro day)
RAS: (Available post-combine/pro day)
Games Watched: 2022 vs Ball State, 2023 vs South Carolina, 2023 vs Ohio State
Amarius Mims is a dangerous combination of the athletic traits NFL teams look for. At 6’7”, Mims has a long reach which he uses to strike rushers first and make reach blocks. He packs a punch and will knock defenders off their path. Mims is quick off the snap and can beat rushers around the edge. His speed/size/length/flexibility combo is ultra rare in the draft and lends the ceiling of a high end Left Tackle. As a run blocker, Mims thrives at the point of contact and flattens defenders when he’s locked on. Mims picks up stunts and twists well at the line, along with identifying blitzers. He’s on pace to post a second straight year of 80+ PFF pass pro grade. He lacks many physical constraints as a blocker.
Mims is still learning plenty of the nuances at the position. He lungs on some blocks, putting him in dangerous positions. His balance overall is inconsistent. Mims’ counters aren’t developed and struggles against top technicians late in the rep. Mims is occasionally overaggressive on blocks and will whiff on the second level. A significant amount of Mims’ blocking relies on pure athletic dominance. At the NFL level, he’ll need to rely less on traits and focus more on his technique and pass sets. His traits can only carry him so far, and it’s a bit concerning how often he can just sit back in pass pro.
Starting NFL tackles are hard to come by in the draft, and tackles with high end potential are even harder to find. Mims has all the tools to be a longterm plus starter in the NFL. He is battle tested in the SEC and follows a long line of highly drafted tackles from Georgia. Mims is able to rely on traits to win in college, and it’ll be interesting how that translates to the NFL. He projects as an instant starter, but will have rookie struggles as he acclimates to NFL talent.
Completed by: Mr. Irrelevant (@Mr1rrelevant), 10/19/23
Reviewed and edited: J. Clark, 10/19/23