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Jets draft Denzel Mims with No. 59 pick

Wide receiver Denzel Mims goes to the New York Jets with the No. 59 pick in the 2020 draft. We break down his fantasy football potential as a rookie and long term.

Wide receiver Denzel Mims #15 of the Baylor Bears on the field during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on November 24, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Baylor defeated Texas Tech 35-24. Photo by John Weast/Getty Images

Denzel Mims will join Sam Darnold and the Jets after being selected with the 59th overall pick, falling further in the draft than expected. Mims was a possibility in the first round after a strong combine and tape that showed flashes of elite ability. With Robby Anderson leaving in free agency, the Jets were in need of a young, big-play receiver and they get him with this pick.

Scouting Report

Mim’s ability on the field and at the NFL combine was hard to overlook, as he can make any catch with great leaping ability and catch radius. He’s more raw compared to Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb but has similar upside with a possibility that he could push past them in his career. He’s not the safest pick in the draft, as he has some concentration lapses and needs to work on technique, but as a fan, you want his ability on your team.

Fantasy football impact

Rookie

Mims should quickly become a top target for Darnold with Breshad Perriman on the other side and Jamison Crowder in the slot. The Jets upgraded their offensive line and Darnold should have more time this season, giving Mims a good shot at fantasy value year one.

Long-term

Mims longterm upside is that of the best in the league. Of course, his floor isn’t as high as the earlier receivers taken, but his upside is. Mims is a Top-10 dynasty rookie draft pick and I’ll be grabbing him in the Top-5 where I can.