Projected 40 Time: 4.42
Strengths: Unique Body Control
Weakness: Route Physicality
Marvin Mims is the prototypical Air Raid standout. The Lincoln Riley scheme maximized Mims' skillset to perfection. In 2022, the usage was a bit different, but he was still able to produce decent numbers. Marvin Mims has the quickness to navigate traffic as an underneath target or a downfield threat at the next level. When he has room to work, he will blow the top off the defense. All safeties must account for him. When they do not:
The route running requirements at Oklahoma are minimal. The system is designed so that receivers do not have to create for themselves. This can hide a lot of flaws. While Mims did not showcase Hollywood Brown/Brandin Cooks level route running, he does display some manipulative awareness. In the play below, he weaves his stem to create some extra room.
As with all good Air Raid receivers, Mims knows how to attack with his aiming point. Does a great job getting the DB to open outside by accelerating into his corner break here. Eyes and feet match until he rips back inside.
He's generally pretty smooth, but he wasn't given many challenging routes. His hip sink on curls can take longer than necessary. He's quick enough athletically, but needs to control his speed better here. Initiation of breakdown to full-stop takes about 4 yards.