Heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have multiple holes that need to be addressed. This week on KFAN.com, there will be a series of draft prospects being highlighted before the draft starts on Thursday night.
One of the Vikings biggest areas of need is at the wide receiver position and there are a lot of good receivers in this draft class. Even if one of the top four three receivers are gone at pick 22 or 25, the Vikings will still have a lot of talented names to look at.
Denzel Mims is one of those names and he has skyrocketed up big boards after his performance at the Senior Bowl and the combine. After running a 4.38 40-yard dash and showing off his jump ball skills, he proved that his name belongs in the first round discussion.
He would bring with him to the Vikings a lot of speed, the ability to win jump balls, good hands and a true vertical threat. Mims still has some work to do in terms of route running, but the other intangibles he brings to the table are fascinating.
According to PlayerProfiler.com, Mims ranks in the 90th percentile or better in 40-yard dash, speed score, burst score and catch radius. The player they compare his analytics to is Chris Godwin of Tampa Bay, who had a breakout year in 2019.
The receiver position is a big need for the Vikings, but they have many other needs to fill as well. With the depth of the receiver position in this draft, the Vikings could wait until after round one to get a talented receiver.
Mims will likely be taken in the first or early second round, but his physical traits are more exciting than most in this draft class. If the Vikings are interested in Mims, they would likely have to take him with their 22nd or 25th overall pick.
Stay tuned for more draft profiles coming throughout this week on KFAN.com. The profiles will be addressing positions of need for the Vikings, and there will also be reaction pieces available after each day of the draft.