5 wide receivers that grabbed Cowboys attention at NFL Combine
By Randy Gurzi
2. Marvin Mims, Oklahoma
In 2020, the Cowboys added their newest No. 1 wideout when they took CeeDee Lamb out of Oklahoma in the first round of the draft. After two seasons where he put up very good numbers across from Amari Cooper, Lamb went off in 2022.
With Cooper in Cleveland, the new WR1 had 107 receptions for 1,359 yards and nine touchdowns. He proved to be a game-changer and the Cowboys are still thrilled they made the decision to bring him in.
Now in need of another home run hitter, they could go back to the Sooner well and target Marvin Mims who joined Oklahoma in 2020, the year after Lamb had left.
Mims was ranked 8th for all wideouts at the Combine by NFL.com after running a 4.38 in the 40-yard dash and adding a 39.5-inch vertical jump. He also measured 5-foot-11 and 183 pounds which is helpful since he was listed at less than 180 by Oklahoma.
As a freshman and sophomore, Mims had 610 and 705 yards respectively with 14 combined touchdowns. Then as a junior, he had his best campaign with 54 receptions for 1,083 yards and six touchdowns.
What was most impressive was his career average of 19.5 yards per reception. His speed and ability to go get the ball deep would be a huge benefit to the Dallas offense.