1. The Eagles are getting very familiar with this young man.
Perhaps the statement that made the most impact on anyone who heard Mims’ interview on 94 WIP-FM was this. He’s been talking to the Eagles a lot, particularly with new wide receiver’s coach Aaron Moorehead. Take a look.
"I’ve talked to the Eagles a lot. I talked to them like four times last week. Four or five times last week."
What Philly’s plans are with the 21st-overall selection is a mystery to all of us, but whether you feel as though this is the right guy for Eagles in Round 1 or not, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where he falls all the way to the 53rd-overall selection in Round 2. Then again, you never know. He’s been given a few second-round grades, but depending on who you talk to, they may have Chase Claypool, Jalen Reagor, and Brandon Aiyuk ranked higher.
Still, even if those guys are selected early on Day 2, that doesn’t guarantee that Mims will be available. Is he the guy Philly picks at 21? Mims couldn’t give any definitive answers on whether or not Philly is the team that he talks to the most, but he did say “I talk to them a lot”.
He has no insecurities about his ability though. Here’s more from his discussion with Marks and Reese.
"Some of the things I do can’t be taught, dnd of course, there’s some things they can teach me I can better at and elevate my game but some of the things I do can’t be taught. I’m a great blocker, (I make) contested catches, I’m a tall receiver, and I’m fluid. I feel like I got that dog in me, especially when it comes to blocking. I feel like that shows a lot. You can’t teach someone to be tough. It’s either in you or it’s not."
There isn’t an Eagles fan on the planet that will be upset with any potential future Eagle having that type of skill set. Let’s talk a little about his resume.