Javon Wims

Georgia
WR

Prospect Info

College
Georgia
Hometown
Class
Miami, FL
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
215 lbs
31 1/2”
Hands
9 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.28
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Chicago
Bears
Round 7 ‧ Pick 6
40 Yard Dash
4.53
Seconds
 
Bench Press
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Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
113.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.0
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
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60 Yd Shuttle
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Wims was a high school basketball star in Miami, but tried his hand at football at Belhaven College in 2014. He was coached by Hal Mumme in his one season there, playing in six games before a broken ankle ended his season. Wims left Belhaven at the semester break, working at a clothing store before enrolling at Hinds Community College in 2015, where he finished with 47 catches for 779 yards and nine scores. The top-five JUCO receiver prospect signed with Georgia for 2016, and he contributed immediately, starting three of 13 games played (17 receptions, 190 yards) and catching his first touchdown in the team's bowl game. Wims was one of the biggest draft risers as a senior, leading the Bulldogs with 45 receptions for 720 yards and seven touchdowns in the team's SEC championship season.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 6-7
Overview
Improving prospect with good size and great ball skills, but a lack of suddenness and long speed. He created a highlight reel full of impressive catches in 2017, but he will have to prove he can free himself from press corners looking to jam his release and squat on underneath routes. Wims has the size and tools to work with, but he'll need to play to his size and continue to improve as a route runner. He has the potential to earn a spot at WR4 or WR5 as a pro.
Strengths
  • Very good size with impressive downfield ball skills
  • Doesn't have to track it to catch it
  • Makes catches with quick, late hands and sudden contortions in space
  • Makes adjustments to win catch positioning
  • Good high school rebounder who uses springs and basketball timing to snatch it at the highest point possible
  • Excels on back shoulder throws
  • Hands catcher
  • Developed high-knee stutter-step to generate uncertainty and push for improved throwing window on hitch routes
  • Has size as wall-off blocker and to crack down on the edge
Weaknesses
  • Lacks sudden feet and smart hands to rid himself of pesky press corners
  • Too often hemmed up and taken off route schedule
  • Benefitted from loads of hitch throws and comebacks
  • Missing jets to climb past coverage and separate
  • Physical corners crowd him against the boundary on outside release
  • Route speed is dull
  • Lacks separation acceleration out of short and intermediate breaks
  • Needs to use big frame to shield catch point
  • Inconsistent finisher on tightly-contested catches
  • Drops came when lead into traffic
  • Average run-after-catch talent
  • Can become more aggressive as blocker

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GRADE
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