Mims has agreed to a four-year, $5.4 million deal with the Jets, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
The 2020 second-rounder's game needs some polish, but at 6-foot-3, 207 pounds and with a 4.38 40-yard dash, Mims has the size and speed to be an effective outside receiver for the Jets. Jamison Crowder figures to lead the team in targets out of the slot, and Breshad Perriman was signed to be the team's top downfield threat. However, beyond that duo, there's a path to targets for Mims as a rookie, given the drop-off in the Jets' wideout corps after its top three options.
The Jets selected Mims in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 59th overall.
Mims (6-foot-3, 207 pounds) broke out in his true sophomore season with Baylor in 2017, when he went for 1,087 yards and eight touchdowns in 12 games. He'd go on to average 967 receiving yards and 9.3 touchdown receptions per season over his final three years for the Bears. He then earned rave reviews for his work at both the Senior Bowl and the combine. Mims was one of the combine's top performers, running a 4.38-second 40-yard dash to go with a 38.5-inch vertical, 131-inch broad jump, and 6.66-second three-cone drill. Perhaps Mims lacks all-around polish as a receiver, but in the meantime his downfield abilities alone should make him an important threat in the Jets offense. If Mims can overtake Quincy Enunwa on the depth chart, he could be a significant fantasy asset as a rookie.