The Texas prep had shoulder surgery before his senior season to repair a torn labrum. Began his college career at Texas in 2009 and saw action in five games as a reserve defensive lineman, recording three tackles, one-half tackle for loss and zero sacks. Requested redshirt in 2010 after he aggravated a shoulder injury during fall drills. Transferred to Navarro (Tex.) Junior College for the 2011 season, tallying 19 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four sacks with three passes batted in nine games. Returned to the Division I level in 2012, landing at South Florida and tallying 35 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks with one forced fumble in 11 starts at right defensive end. Did not play in the season finale because of an undisclosed injury. Was USF's defensive MVP in 2013 after posting 40 tackles, six tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in 10 games (eight starts). Missed two games with an ankle injury. Strained his left hamstring at the combine and did not perform shuttles.
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. Recorded a 27 1/2-inch vertical jump.
Round 7-Priority free agent
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.