One of the most fascinating aspects of this Great Game, is how I continue to watch men ~ Professionals ~ who know, literally, THOUSANDS of times more than me or you about this Great Game...make UNFATHOMABLE mistakes.
Talent evaluation is subjective, of course, and it is somewhere therein that the paradox lies.
I rank David Mims as the #3 O Tackle in this entire Draft Class, though I may have cause to bump him up to #2, by Draft Day.
And yet his current EDP is on the fringe of the 7th Round!!
NFL Draft Scout has him listed as #29 out of all O Tackles. And NFL Draft Scout is, by and large, a reliable and dependable evaluator of the EDP of most prospects, considering how wonderfully transitory the process is.
And this...in a year where the O Tackle Draft Class is awful.
David Mims commands an astonishing fusion of Mastodonic Power and utterly shocking Athleticism. On tape, last year, he displayed astonishing Fluidity + Agility for a 350 Pound BEAST. And on Pro Day he was down to 330.
He is raw as ALL get out: The man did not even have the benefit of a LINE Coach, much less a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Virginia Union. His technique needs a lot of work.
But this kid ~ mark my words ~ has 10 Pro Bowl + Hall of Fame Potential.
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