4 pros and cons to the Carolina Panthers trading for Denzel Mims
By Preston Seyl
Carolina Panthers would be taking another major risk
Denzel Mims’ lack of production through his first two seasons with the New York Jets is deeply concerning. Something the Carolina Panthers must consider carefully before picking up the phone once again.
Mims has just 31 receptions and 490 receiving yards with no touchdowns over his first two seasons. Maybe it’s the scheme or targets, but it should be questioned considering the physical attributes at the player’s disposal.
Another potential concern is Mims’ practice habits, which have been questioned by head coach Robert Saleh. His play on the field showed that, especially last year under the new staff with just eight receptions for 133 receiving yards.
Not exactly what the Jets had in mind when they selected Mims at No. 59 overall, the same spot where the Panthers landed Terrace Marshall Jr.
If the Panthers decided to take the plunge, Mims will need to be all-in on the process. That is what Matt Rhule preaches and something the wideout is already familiar with.
Would Mims be patient enough or even want to come into a crowded receiving room just to link up with Rhule again? He’d also need to pick up Ben McAdoo’s complex scheme quickly in pursuit of hitting the ground running.