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Amarius Mims: 2024 NFL Draft Profile, Projection, Prediction

Palmber-Thombsby:Palmer Thombs04/19/24


Few programs have been better at putting players into the NFL during the Kirby Smart era than Georgia, and this year’s draft is no different. Brock Bowers, Amarius Mims and Ladd McConkey are likely to go early. There’s the mid-round guys like Kamari Lassiter, Javon Bullard and Tykee Smith and the late-round steals like Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, Sedrick Van Pran and a pair of running backs – Kendall Milton and Daijun Edwards.

Looking to hit double-digits for a third consecutive year, the Bulldogs sent 11 to the NFL Combine earlier in the process. A couple more worked out at UGA’s Pro Day. To preview it all for you, DawgsHQ takes an individual look at Georgia’s players in the draft pool, recapping their career in red and black and providing the latest projections (and a prediction of our own) for where they’ll fall on draft night.

Amarius Mims

Coming in at 6-foot-8, 340-pounds, Mims is a freak of nature. Guys his size don’t grow on trees, and few are as athletic while being that big. It’s why he was seen as a five-star prospect coming out of high school and it’s why he’s widely projected as a first round pick coming out of college.

If there was a knock on Mims, it’d be his experience. He started just eight career games and battled injuries this past season. However, the thing to keep in mind with his lack of starts is the fact that the rotated in regularly on the 2022 offensive line. In Kirby Smart’s mind, he was a “starter” – he just wasn’t one of the first five on the field. Playing against elite SEC defensive linemen every day in practice and every time he took the field for games should have helped that development too. No, there’s not a big body of work to look at, but what you see when he’s been on the field is impressive – and again, few have his combination of size and athleticism.

Palmer’s Prediction: Mims is off the board by the end of the first round. Offensive tackles are prized possessions, and while there are several of them available including Joe Alt (Notre Dame), JC Latham (Alabama), Troy Fautanu (Washington), Olu Fashanu (Penn State), Tyler Guyton (Oklahoma) and others, Mims is right up there with all of them. Teams will be willing to take a flyer on a guy like Mims with his size and athleticism. While teams desperate for quarterbacks and wide receivers might push him down some, I’m going to say Mims doesn’t make it past No. 24 (Dallas Cowboys). He might go earlier, but he won’t go later. Give me the 10 pick range of No. 15 to No. 24 for Mims.

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