Summer Scouting Report: Marvin Mims
Summer scouting is in full swing with another wide receiver on the rise! Marvin Mims is entering his third season at Oklahoma and has dealt with quite a bit of quarterback turnover. the five-star recruit out of Texas had Spencer Rattler in 2020, a combination of Rattler and Caleb Williams in 2021, and enters 2022 with Dillon Gabriel as his starting quarterback yes the same QB that fractured his collarbone three games into his 2021 season at UCF. He’s back to lead Mims and the Sooner offense this season.
Mims had a great rapport with Rattler in his freshmen season going over 600 yards on 37 receptions and adding nine touchdowns! It was the making of something special for the 5-11, 179-pound wide receiver until the offense took a slight step in the opposite direction the next year. His yardage increased by almost 100 yards on 5 fewer receptions, but the touchdowns dipped to five. The changing of QBs from Rattler to Williams in the season might have had an impact on the offensive chemistry, but Mims was still a big-play threat averaging 22 yards per reception in 2021. Something he looks to build on this season. Let’s take a look at some of his tape and check out his strengths and where he can improve next year to increase his draft stock.
-Speed at all three levels
-Flashes above average ball skills
-Hip sink in curl and comeback routes
-Keeps the play alive
Areas to improve:
-Consistent attacking of the ball
-Diversify route tree
-Hand usage against press
-Taken off the field inside the 20 regularly
Marvin Mims plays the game like a slower Mecole Hardman in the sense that he’s a speed-based player that struggles to create a ton of separation against man coverage and needs work on his route running. He’s still a deep threat and is going to add value to an offense, he just needs to refine his route running, understanding of leverage against defenses, and hand usage in his stem. I’m looking for Mims to be used more in the end around game, scheme some more touches for him, and get him into YAC-friendly situations so he can show his speed and acceleration. Look for Mims to have a 1,000+ yard season in 2022.