Denzel Mims: Eagles have shown most interest

Jon Marks & Ike Reese
April 16, 2020 - 4:23 pm
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It's no secret that the Eagles will be heavily focused on wide receiver in this year's NFL Draft, specifically when it comes to the No. 21 overall selection. 

Related: Ray Didinger's full 2020 Eagles mock draft

What is, at least somewhat, a secret is that Denzel Mims says he has spoken with the Eagles four to five times last week. 

"I actually have talked to the Eagles a lot," Mims told Jon Marks & Ike Reese on Thursday's Mark & Reese Show. "I felt like I killed the interview."

Have the Eagles shown Mims the most interest?

"I believe so," Mims said. "I talked to them a lot. At the combine, the Senior Bowl and even after. After the combine I've talked to them a lot.

"I can see myself being (in Philadelphia). I only been there one time and I really didn't do too much, because I wasn't familiar with the city."

Mims is the 12th graded WR in this year's class, a loaded one at that, according to NFL.com's grading system. Mims is one of the fastest receivers in the draft, running a 4.36 40-yard dash and achieving a 115.6 speed score (96th-percentile). Mims also has a 10.34 catch radius (96th-percentile).

Mims caught 66 balls for 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior at Baylor. Mims also had a 60-catch, 1,000-yard season as a sophomore and racked up 30 total touchdowns over his final three seasons in college. 

"I'm a great blocker, contested catches, I'm a tall receiver and a fluid," Mims said describing himself. "I feel like a got that dog in me, especially when it comes to blocking. And you can teach someone to be tough, it's either in you or it's not."