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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Amarius Mims

If there's an offensive lineman to pay more attention to in this draft, it's Georgia's Amarius Mims. The tackle stands at a monstrous 6'7, 340 lbs. The reason he isn't getting as much hype as he should be is because of his limited sample size. He was a five-star recruit coming into Georgia but didn't see the field much in 2021. He didn't start any games that year but came in during blowouts and when starters were injured. In 2022, he played in 14 of 15 games. He started in two games, and those starts came in the most meaningful games: The College Football Playoffs.

Mims played tremendously and helped lead Georgia to a National Championship, which guaranteed him a starting role in 2023. However, an ankle injury that required surgery kept him sidelined for half the season. Although he's only had eight starts throughout his career, he has looked good in the games he plays. He is a bit of a raw prospect, but if he finds the right coaching staff to develop him, he will steal the draft.

Player Bio

Name: Amarius Mims

Jersey: No. 65

Position: Offensive Tackle

School: Georgia

Class: Junior

Height: 6'7 3/4th"

Weight: 340 lbs

Games Watched: vs. Ohio State and TCU (2022), vs. Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia Tech (2023)

RAS Score Comp:

Amarius Mims RAS Comp

Player Breakdown

Pass Blocking (14.5/15)

Mims is an elite pass blocker. Other than his length, this is his best ability, in my opinion. His athleticism, strength, and wingspan allow him to be dominant when protecting the quarterback. He usually gets excellent depth on his initial kickback, giving him the advantage against pass rushers. Even if he is off-balanced, it doesn't affect him as much as other tackles because his pure strength and freakish arm length can still disrupt opponents enough for the quarterback to make his reads. He also reacts to stunts at a high level. He knows when to pick up the blitz and when to stay his ground. It should be illegal to be able to move and react that fast for the size of Mims.

Run Blocking (12/15)

As I stated, Amarius is a raw prospect, having only started eight games. That shows a little bit when it comes to run blocking. He isn't a bad run blocker, but when you stack it up against the other tackles in the draft, there are some better run blockers for sure. If he lands with the right coaching staff, they can fix his techniques and polish him up. His hand placement has improved significantly from 2022 to 2023, so if he continues to improve, there is no reason he shouldn't be a first-rounder.

Length (14.5/15)

Amarius Mims's best feature is his length. His arm length is 36 1/8 inches, and his wingspan is in the 100th percentile, 86 6/8 inches. That, combined with his strength, is what makes him so unstoppable. How are opponents supposed to get off blocks fast when they have to line up against this monster? He usually gets his hands on his opponents first and sets them off balance, adding to his advantages already.

Footwork (9/10)

For someone Mims's size, he should not be able to move as well as he does. His lateral quickness is at the next level, and he doesn't let much get past him. He does not click his feet when he drops back during pass protection. He smoothly shuffles his feet and maintains his balance throughout most snaps I've observed. He doesn't get his feet tangled up when switching off defenders or moving to pick up the blitz or stunts.

Mechanics (7/10)

Mims' mechanics and technique can be polished up a bit. Sometimes, he stands too tall, which can throw off his base. Luckily, since he's so big, it doesn't affect him all that much, but when you have Myles Garrett or T.J. Watt coming off the edge, they'll be the first to take advantage of that. The lowest man wins, and that's an area he will need to improve. When he does get his hands on defenders first, though, they have a real tough time disrupting the play, he has a colossal blocking radius but sometimes doesn't always use it to his full potential. In some instances, he tried to get his hands on some players as quickly as possible, but it leaves him vulnerable to inside pass rush moves as you see here. If he minimizes the lazy plays, he'll be just fine. His play style is similar to Trent Brown's if you ask me.

Athleticism (9.5/10)

Running the 40-yard dash in 5.07 seconds at 340 lbs. is jaw-dropping. You do not want to see this man pulling or getting past the line of scrimmage to lead block at any point. He'll flatten anyone in his way. He is quick enough to move with the fastest edge rushers and can quickly pick up an extra blitzer if needed. In 2022, he allowed 0 sacks and just four pressures; in 2023, he allowed zero sacks and just one pressure. That should show you how dominant and athletic he has to be to allow any pressure barely. The main reason for this is that he is light on his feet. You would think someone his size would click their feet or stumble, but he rarely does.

Versatility (6/10)

Amarius has experience only at right tackle. Scouts and coaches say he can translate to left tackle if needed, but other than that, I wouldn't say he's very versatile. He has no experience at guard or center, and I can't see him ever playing there. There is a chance he plays both tackle spots in the NFL.

Anchor (9/10)

He has every ability a franchise could want as their starting right tackle. He has insane athleticism and excellent footwork, is a tremendous pass blocker, and has allowed 0 sacks throughout his college career. What else do you need to hear?

Control (4/5)

The only issue Mims has with control is standing too tall and not driving with his legs. It doesn't happen often, but you see it sometimes once it gets late into the game. Besides that, Mims doesn't let much by him, and he is very disciplined when doing so. In his collegiate career, he has only drawn one penalty, which is a trait coaches must love to see.

Player Summary

Amarius Mims is the biggest question mark in this draft and holds the most impactful boom or bust potential this year. Having only eight career collegiate starts under his belt in three years is what's concerning to most. He could fall under the bust category if he doesn't stay healthy. On the other hand, the good outweighs the bad here, and I believe a team would be doing their team wrong if they didn't draft him around the late first round or early second round area. He can potentially become an absolute beast as a franchise tackle in the NFL.

His pass blocking is as elite as it comes. In three years, he allowed six pressures and zero sacks. Those numbers are outrageous, and he is still a raw talent. Once he gets his technique and mechanics improved by a good NFL coaching staff, he'll somehow be even better. An area he could better himself in, though, is the run game. Once again, he's not a terrible run blocker, but he needs to finish out plays and drive defenders back with his legs instead of just standing straight up. His footwork and athleticism are off the charts for his build, and his length allows him to hold defenders off longer than other tackles. Keep an eye out for Mims during training camp and preseason.

Rookie Projection: Day One Starter

Third-Year Projection: Franchise Tackle

Final Grade (85.5/100): Late 1st-Round Talent

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