The depth at the wide receiver position in college football has been incredible over the last couple of seasons. And as we look ahead to 2021, there is already a ton of returning talent to talk about.
Here’s what Pro Football Focus said about Mims, “Mims wasn’t the first, second or even third option in this Oklahoma offense this past year. The true freshman ranked fourth on his team in total routes run but was by far the most productive Sooner and one of the most productive receivers in the FBS. His 89.1 receiving grade and 4.07 yards per route run both ranked among the 10 best marks at the position in 2020.
The 5-foot-11, 177-pound receiver showed quality body adjustment and speed while routinely getting open downfield. Despite seeing only 49 targets, Mims was able to bring in 11 deep receptions in 2020 (tied for the fourth-most in the Power Five). His stock is on the rise for 2021.“
Mims is coming off a season where he was named a First-Team All-Big 12 player. He finished the season with 37 catches for 610 yards and nine touchdowns during the 2020 season. In the Big 12 Championship Game, he had seven catches for 101 yards and a touchdown.
Oh and how did Pro Football Focus come to its rankings? Per the publication, “The following are PFF’s top 10 wide receivers returning in 2021 based on a bevy of factors, including PFF grade and other advanced metrics available to CFB Premium Stats+ subscribers.”