However, for a brief moment during Tuesday's practice, the Jets were treated to a glimpse of the player they drafted in the second round just a few short years ago.
Playing with the third-string offense, Mims skied high above cornerback Luq Barcoo to haul in a Chris Streveler pass in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown.
Now, it's not exactly as if Mims was working against Jalen Ramsey out there. In fact, Barcoo would be released by the Jets later in the day as part of the first wave of roster cuts.
But that doesn't change the fact that Mims made an excellent contested grab in tight coverage, something that was once a regular sight during his Baylor days.
Check out the video of the catch below.
Denzel Mims is trying to earn a spot on the NY Jets' roster this summer
A second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Mims put together a promising rookie season before falling off a proverbial cliff last year. Now, Mims enters the 2022 campaign just looking to earn a spot on the Jets' 53-man roster.
To this point, he's been overshadowed by the likes of Jeff Smith and even undrafted rookie Calvin Jackson this summer. Mims didn't do himself any favors in the Jets' first preseason game either.
The former Baylor standout dropped an open pass to start the second half and he proceeded to follow that up with an illegal formation penalty. It's those exact issues that kept him off the field for much of last year.
That said, it's plays like the one above that provide faith that Mims has what it takes to succeed at the NFL level. The talent is clearly there. Mims' ability to high point passes combined with his blend of size and speed make him one of the most physically gifted receivers on the Jets' roster.
His talent has never been in question. The question is, can he become a more refined player and prove that he can be reliable outside of the splash plays? To this point, he hasn't shown that he can do that.
Mims has been taking steps to increase his value this summer. Not only did he show up to minicamp in excellent shape, but he's been taking some reps on special teams.
It's unclear what the future holds for Denzel Mims and the Jets, but it's fun to be reminded of just how talented he is every once in a while.