Denzel Mims was a really good receiver at Baylor.
6’3″, 207 pounds, a big body who caught everything thrown his way. He was originally seen as a possible Eagles draft pick in the late first round or early/middle second round, if they had decided to move out of the 21st overall pick.
Back in April, he was on the Inside the Birds podcast with Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher, and said he was “very scared” when visiting Philly:
“I went with a couple teammates and my head coach (Matt Rhule). We went up there and just spent a lot of time together. And the experience I had, I was very scared. I wasn’t familiar with the whole city and it was a lot going on. You see a lot of people that look scary. And, you know, I’m not part of that, I don’t like that. I mean, I had a bad experience, you could say, going up there that first time. But I feel like if I go there more and if I get familiar with it, I’ll have a great time.”
If he thinks Philly was “scary” back then, he should come back now. Sounds like a war zone every night with the fireworks going off, and we had rioting and looting in West Philly and up along Aramingo Avenue. He’s from bumble-F Texas, and Waco (where Baylor is located) isn’t exactly a bustling metropolis, so maybe he was just uncomfortable in a big and unfamiliar city.
Apparently Mims still has an anti-Philly thing going on, because he was recently doing a Call of Duty stream and said this:
— JPA (@jpafootball) July 5, 2020
Wait until he sees where the Jets play. Talk about a beautiful landscape up there in North Jersey.
The Birds passed on Mims twice, and he went to New York with the 59th overall pick. I can only speak for myself, but I’d rather live in dirty ass, trash-ass Philadelphia and play for Doug Pederson than live in the New York/New Jersey region and play for Adam Gase.
But to each their own.