Jacksonville Jaguars WR trade target No. 2 – Denzel Mims
Denzel Mims’ NFL career is off to a slow start even though he was a hot wide receiver prospect coming out of Baylor. In 24 games with the New York Jets, he’s logged 26 receptions for 357 yards for 430 yards and no touchdowns. This season, he’s appeared in just 12 percent of the Jets’ offensive snaps. That’s not probably the kind of production the Jets expected when they made him the 49th overall pick in last year’s draft.
Things won’t get better for Mims. He’s currently the fourth or fifth receiver on New York’s depth chart. Maybe he’s not a good fit, or the coaching staff might not think highly of him. Regardless of the reason for his lack of production, a change of scenery could be what he needs to get his pro career going.
As recently as four weeks ago, teams were calling New York to inquire about Mims’ availability but they were turned away. At the time, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media hinted there might have been a divide between how the coaching staff and management see the 2020 second-round pick.
That was then though. It’s possible that New York has changed their stand, and is more receptive to listening to offers. That’s why it doesn’t hurt the Jaguars to ask. The only downside of trading for Mims is he would be more of a developmental project and not an instant contributor in Jacksonville.
Having said that, it’s telling that the second-year wide receiver is getting so much interest ahead of the trade deadline. In fact, other clubs may value him more highly than the Jets.