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Mims taken 59th overall in NFL Draft

Posted at 8:39 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 21:39:57-04

WACO, Texas — After a long wait, Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims is headed to the NFL. Mims was selected 59th overall in the NFL Draft by the New York Jets.

Mims is the first Central Texas athlete taken in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Mims had two-straight 1,000-yard seasons to finish his Baylor career. He caught 12 touchdown passes his senior year.

Mims was projected to be a first-round pick by ESPN Draft Analyst Mel Kiper Jr., but he fell near the end of the second round as the 13th receiver selected.