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Georgia Right Tackle Amarius Mims is Poised for Success | Commanders NFL Draft


Written By Adam Aniba


Offensive tackle is believed to be the deepest position in this year's draft and that will extend past round 1.


The University of Georgia continues to churn out NFL prospects. Right tackle Amarius Mims is the latest Bulldogs o-lineman that should hear his name called, relatively early during the draft.


Mims is a gargantuan of a man and has been compared to Browns 2023 4th rounder Dwand "Thanos" Jones, but will likely hear his name called much earlier during the 2024 NFL Draft.


Amarius Mims

6'7" 340 lbs | RT | UGA

Draft Proj Mid-Late 2nd Rd

Background

Mims grew up in Cochran, GA and played tackle for Bleckley County High School. He led the Royals to a 8-3 record his senior season in 2020 with the offense averaging 378.6 yards per game (213.3 yards on the ground). Mims played multiple positions along the o-line including tackle.


Mims was named to the 2020 USA Today Preseason All-USA First Team offense and to the Class 2A All-State Team offense in back-to-back seasons. In addition, he was named to the 2020 MaxPreps Preseason All-America First Team offense.


The Bleckley County offensive tackle was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. Mims was also invited to play in the highly coveted Under Armour All-American Game in 2021.


Mims ranked as the #1 offensive line prospect in Georgia and was ranked as the #19 prospect in the nation.


The tackle received offers from most SEC schools along with multiple Power 5 programs. Ultimately Mims committed to the University of Georgia for the '21 season.

As a freshman in 2021 Mims was active in 9 games, recoding 121 total snaps for the Bulldogs. On the season, Mims allowed just 1 QB hurry, zero QB hits, and no sacks given up while at right tackle. In 2022 Mims played in 12 games and more than doubled the amount of snaps from '21 with 288 snaps. On the year he gave up just 2 QB hurries, no QB hits, and zero sacks while playing at right tackle.

In 2023 Mims was named to the Preseason Media Days All-SEC First Team. Unfortunately the Bulldogs right tackle dealt with a setback when he sprained his ankle in the conference opener vs S.Carolina (9/16). Mims returned from injury a few games later to play vs Ole Miss (11/11).

PROS

  • Tremendous overall size and length

  • Powerful hands which aid him when setting the edge

  • Displays a mean streak in the run game and headhunts in space

  • Impeccable timing with it comes to combo and reach blocks, quick to recognize stunts/twists

  • Decent bend/flexibility and displays an effective kickslide

CONS

  • Pass pro technique will need refinement and require patience on the next level

  • Struggled at times when faced athletic pass rushers, particularly rushers who possessed multiple counter moves

  • Tends to rely on strength over technique

  • Limited starting experience while at Georgia

  • Habit of lunging and maintaining effective balance showed up on film

Outlook

Mims was once regarded as one of the top high school tackles in the nation and his massive hands and 7'1" wingspan are hard to ignore. In the run game Mims dominates, displaying a seek and destroy mentality.


His ability in pass protection is more than sufficient, but that aspect of his game could keep him out of the 1st round. In saying that, there's a long time between now and the NFL Combine/Georgia Pro Day. His shortcomings in pass pro look to be fixable though and should just require more reps/coaching on the next level.


Some evaluators have mentioned Mims being tried at left tackle on the next level, but the Bulldogs tackle is best suited to play right tackle in the NFL. His ankle will require medical evaluation at the Combine, but word is no structural damage is expected and he hasn't missed time since returning to action earlier this month.


Mims has an extremely high ceiling, he boasts the type of intangibles that should result in a draft day rise if he tests well this offseason.


*Games Watched*

9/9/23 vs Ball St., 9/16 vs S. Carolina, 11/11 vs Ole Miss, 11/18 vs Tenn & 11/25 vs Ga Tech


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