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Measurements, evaluations for Baylor's 2020 NFL Combine participants

February 27, 2020

With the 2020 NFL Combine underway, six former Baylor Bears have checked in and received their official measurements. From draft experts, each of the six have received an overview to go along with their measurements on their official profiles. Below is a compilation of the official measurements, description of quality of prospect, and the player overview.

Wide Receiver Denzel Mims

Height: 6’3”
Weight: 207
Hands: 9 3/8”
Arms: 33 7/8”
Description: Good backup who could become starter

Overview from “Mims is a long-striding outside target with excellent height, weight and speed and an insane catch-radius. He's a touchdown threat anytime he's near the red zone, with the focus and body control to finesse and finish catches above the rim. He struggles to release and separate from physical press corners, and he doesn't consistently compete and outwork opponents for positioning on contested catches. If the route work and intensity catch up with his natural athletic ability, he could become a dangerous "Z" receiver in a vertical offense, but the floor might be lower than some teams are comfortable with.”

Defensive Back Chris Miller

Height: 5’11”
Weight: 190
Hands: 9”
Arms: 29 7/8”
Description: Priority free agent

Overview from “Defensive back with the frame of a skinny safety and the demeanor of a linebacker. Miller doesn't believe in half-measures, playing with frenetic energy and a ravenous desire to attack the football. He plays with very little self-control, which leads to poor angles, missed tackles and, in 2019, three targeting penalties. He struggles to keep his weight up and might be caught somewhere between safety and cornerback, and without the traits teams look for as a late-round developmental pick.”

Linebacker Clay Johnston

Height: 6’1”
Weight: 227
Hands: 9”
Arms: 30 1/2”
Description: Developmental traits-based prospect/Backup/special-teamer

Overview from “Detail-oriented inside linebacker who needs a clean bill of health after suffering a season-ending knee injury in October. Johnston plays with a nice blend of physicality and instincts that help rack up tackles. He rarely stays blocked and does an impressive job of sifting through bodies to find the ball-carrier. He's instinctive and active in zone coverage, but speed limitations hinder his man-cover ability. The football intelligence and instincts help mitigate average athleticism and speed. Johnston could become a special-teams standout with average, three-down-backup ability.”

Running Back JaMycal Hasty

Height: 5’8”
Weight: 205
Hands: 9 1/8”
Arms: 31 1/8”
Description: Backup/special-teamer

Overview from ”Likely to compete for a spot as a third-down back with the ability to uncover out of the backfield and a willingness to do what is needed to protect his quarterback. Hasty is a decent college player but could be a better fit in a pro-style zone rushing attack. He's unlikely to be anything more than a RB3, but his ability to impact the passing game and play on special teams gives him a leg up on head-to-head competition in camp.”

Defensive Lineman James Lynch 

Height: 6’4”
Weight: 289
Hands: 9 7/8”
​​​​​​​Arms: 31 7/8”
Description: Will be starter within first two seasons/Good backup who could become starter

Overview from ”Active, powerful defensive lineman with some moldable upside still to be had. Teams who view him as an even front three-technique may not view his gaudy, high-impact production as translatable to the pros, but his snap quickness and power to displace at the point of attack are important traits for interior success. Lynch played in a team-oriented upfield scheme and flashed potential to handle read-and-react duties if asked to slide out to five-technique. He should come into the league as a scheme-independent, rotational defender with the tools to challenge as an eventual starter.”

Defensive Back Grayland Arnold

Height: 5’9”
Weight: 186
Hands: 9 1/8”
​​​​​​​Arms: 29”
Description: Developmental traits-based prospect/Backup/special-teamer

Overview from “Instinctive nickel cornerback prospect with above-average field awareness and ball skills to track it and flip the field. Arnold has man-cover athleticism with good route anticipation but lacks the big closing burst to quickly close ground after separation. He's more impactful in smaller spaces where his instincts and quarterback awareness allow him to shade and squeeze throwing lanes. Arnold's punt-return ability adds additional Day 3 value, but durability and tackling are concerning.”


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