Photo of Tevin Mims
4.9 ?
  • 4.95 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 109.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 260LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands


Had shoulder surgery before senior year in high school (2008) and that shoulder injury bothered him in 2010, which led to a redshirt. Played at Texas in 2009, then at Navarro Junior College in 2011 after reshirting in 2010. 2013: Played in 10 games, but missed two games due to an ankle injury. 2012: Played in and started 11 games. 2011: Played at Navarro Junior College. 2010: Redshirted. 2009: Played in four games, but no starts, at Texas.



Flashes upfield quickness. Uses his arms to create room to work. Good closing speed. Gives effort in pursuit, chases plays from behind and tries to deliver a blow when he arrives. Is tough and will play hurt.


Average eyes and instincts -- see-and-go reactor. Inconsistent, often delayed get-off. Needs to play with better leverage -- exposes his frame off the snap and gets overpowered against the run. Does not use his hands violently. Vanilla pass rusher. Marginal sack production. Motivation and work ethic should be looked into.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

A junior-college product, Mims was an undersized college rush end, though he recorded just 3.5 sacks in 21 games at USF and is actually at his best during the latter portion of the play when he kicks into pursuit mode. Best chance will come as developmental, situational 4-3 right end or stand-up rush linebacker, though he must turn up the heat more consistently to stick.
-Nolan Nawrocki
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.