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5 takeaways from the Oklahoma Sooners performance at the NFL Scouting Combine

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Mar 4, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oklahoma wide receiver Marvin Mims (WO34) participates in drills at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Marvin Mims, like Anton Harrison, seemed criminally under-ranked out of high school. And yet, like Anton Harrison, he has risen to the top.

Mims had an excellent week as he measured and tested better than most thought he would. He was taller than many people believed, ran a blazing 40 at 4.38 seconds, and had a vertical over 39 inches to pair with a broad jump of 10 feet, 9 inches, which ranked 12th among the receivers. His 3-cone of 6.90 seconds ranked fourth.

While Mims routinely made big plays deep downfield in three seasons as a Sooner, it became apparent that OU had a star. Yet when looking back at his career, it still feels like we didn’t get enough out of him.

Of course, he had QB inconsistencies in his sophomore season, but seeing how much of a physical specimen he is, it’s hard to imagine how he wasn’t fed the ball more. He led his team in receiving every year simply because he was faster than the defensive backs covering him.

Mims also never played on a Big 12 title team like some of the other recent Sooner greats at WR like CeeDee Lamb, Marquise Brown, DeDe Westbrook, Sterling Shepard, Ryan Broyles, etc.

The lack of team success will cloud the perception of him among former Sooners wide receivers. However, Mims’ performance at the combine and his Oklahoma career showcases the Sooners had a star for three years.

He’s now all but a lock to be a top-100 pick and could even emerge as a late first-rounder.

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