Despite Baylor’s down year, Denzel Mims excelling

The Baylor Bears haven’t gotten off to the best of starts, to say the least. But it hasn’t affected wide receiver Denzel Mims’ play on the field.

Despite the rough beginning, and despite a switch in quarterbacks midway through the season, Mims has continued to put up big numbers.

Mims has been the lone consistent bright spot for the Bears. He stuck with his commitment while most of the 2016 recruiting class left after the Art Briles firing. He’s always had tons of potential.

Now, that potential is paying off in dividends. Mims is one of the top receivers in the nation in terms of statistical output.

The sophomore is tied for the national lead in receiving touchdowns, with 7. He’s fourteenth in receiving yards per game, with 106.6, and he’s doing it all on an average of 5 catches per game.

To put those numbers in perspective, Mims is accounting for 37 percent of Baylor’s receiving yards and 58 percent of their receiving touchdowns.

Most of those receivers ahead of him on those lists come from schools with top-tier quarterbacks — Oklahoma State, UCLA and West Virginia, for example. Zach Smith hasn’t been terrible by any means for the Bears behind center, but Mims is putting up these types of numbers even with the extra attention from defenses and extra drama at the quarterback spot.

Baylor isn’t as bad as its record shows. And if the rest of the team can catch up to Mims’ production, there’s a good chance the Bears will surprise some teams as the season continues.

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