It's fair to say that Denzel Mims has not lived up to expectations with the NY Jets, and following two subpar seasons, questions are ringing around the New York fan base asking where it went wrong for the Baylor standout.
The second-round pick was seen as a key asset in helping unlock former quarterback Sam Darnold’s development, but he ended up being little use on that front.
His rookie season was not void of flashes of potential as Mims made some impressive sideline grabs and looked like a threat in the contested catch area.
But almost two years on from the announcement confirming Mims was pick number 59, the zero career receiving touchdowns does not look pretty on his stat sheet. The occasional flashes have not been enough to impress, and have left Jets fans scratching their heads wondering where it all went wrong for Mims.
Mims was given the benefit of doubt after his rookie season. It was frustratingly disrupted by injury and it was not as if he displayed a lack of potential. He appeared promising, but he had not captured the hearts of Jets fans.
Moving forward to his sophomore season in the NFL and his first with a new coaching staff, things turned ugly for the former Baylor star. He struggled to get consistent playing time and slowly the hope of consistent production began to fade.
This sudden slide down the depth chart bemused many fans and speculation over why Mims’ snap count was dropping began to increase and increase. The media and fan base began wondering whether it was an attitude issue or whether his skill set wasn’t admired by the coaching staff.
So, this leads us to the question, where did it all go wrong for Mims, and is there any hope for him to be a positive influence in this offense?