The Kansas City Chiefs are likely to draft an offensive tackle, it’s just a question of how early they decide to do it. If Scott Pioli decides to wait until the later rounds, one option could be Virginia Union’s David Mims, who according to NFP has worked out for the Chiefs.
The imposing lineman is 6-foot-8 and 331 pounds after playing at nearly 350 pounds for the majority of his career.
Mims bench pressed 225 pounds 29 times at his Pro Day workout, running the 40-yard dash in 5.32 seconds.
Mims’ workout numbers are superior or equal to many of the top tackle prospects.
The Division II All-American and All-CIAA selection is an imposing blocker who displays a mean streak.
Any time you have a player as huge at Mims with athleticism to go with it, there is potential for something very special. With that being said, I’d be lying if I said I watched a whole lot of Virginia Union this season, leaving me to rely on the (very) little tape I have been able to find.
Mims looks impressive, but he should considering the level of competition he was going up against. Most times, once he makes any sort of contact on a player, it’s all over. 6’8″, 330 is big at any level, but I would love to see how he uses it against much better talent in a training camp. Even more intriguing, how much would he improve playing under the watchful eye of new offensive coordinator Bill Muir?