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New York Jets select Denzel Mims with 59th overall pick

The Baylor Wide Receiver had 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2019.

WACO, Texas — Baylor Wide Receiver Denzel Mims had to wait 24 hours to hear his name called but it was worth the wait.

Mims was selected 59th overall by the New York Jets. He torched opponents in 2019 by catching 66 passes for 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns.

The Bears played just two games against ranked schools in 2019. Mims collected 11 balls for 167 yards and three scores against Oklahoma and Georgia, gaining at least 75 yards and at least one touchdown in each game.  

He improved his profile at the 2020 Senior Bowl with a strong week's worth of practice, followed by eye-popping results at the NFL Combine. A tall receiver who dominated in the end zone, Mims is a former Texas track champ who played double-duty as a cornerback on his high school team.

In 2018, Mims caught 55 passes for 794 yards and 8 touchdowns in 12 games. As a sophomore in 2017, he played in 12 games, catching 61 passes for 1,087 yards and 8 touchdowns. 

The Jets went 7-9 in 2019, producing the worst offense in the AFC. 

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