NY Jets: Denzel Mims set to make his NFL debut on Sunday

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The NY Jets have activated rookies Denzel Mims and Cameron Clark off injured reserve.

NY Jets haven’t had much to remain optimistic about this season. But the team provided fans with a necessary dose of positivity on Saturday when it was announced that second-round pick Denzel Mims had been activated off injured reserve.

This means that the rookie wideout is finally set to make his NFL debut this Sunday when the Jets take on the Buffalo Bills.

The Jets also announced that they had activated rookie fourth-round pick, Cameron Clark off injured reserve. With left guard Alex Lewis not expected to play, it will be interesting to see whether the Jets roll with Josh Andrews or give the rookie Clark a chance to start.

But the biggest news here is that Mims is finally healthy again, and it couldn’t come at a better time.

The Jets will also see the returns of both Sam Darnold and Mekhi Becton in Week 7 providing a much-needed boost to a lifeless offense. Mims is just the cherry on top of a very fruitful week for Gang Green.

Unfortunately, they will likely be without Jamison Crowder as the dynamic slot receiver has been downgraded to doubtful with a groin injury. So even with Mims returning, the Jets still won’t have their projected trio of starting receivers.

The NY Jets are excited to see the debut of Denzel Mims.

Mims starred at Baylor finishing his senior season with 66 catches for 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns. Considered a borderline first-round prospect, Mims surprisingly fell to the end of the second round where the Jets quickly snagged him.

The Jets are understandably high on Mims, but they haven’t had much of an opportunity to look at him to this point as the 23-year-old injured his hamstring just prior to the start of training camp.

After multiple setbacks, Mims was placed on IR to begin the year where he spent the first six weeks of the season. But now that he’s back, all eyes will be on the former first-team All-Big 12 when he makes his NFL debut in Week 7.

Expectations should understandably be curbed given the little time Mims has had to practice, but there’s no doubt that he will be one of the most talented receivers on either side come Sunday.

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The 2020 season hasn’t been kind to Jets fans. But Denzel Mims’ return provides some semblance of optimism in a very pessimistic campaign.