Amarius Mims, Georgia standout OL, reveals future plans
Amarius Mims, a standout offensive lineman for the Georgia Bulldogs, has revealed his plans for 2024 and beyond.
Mims will declare for the 2024 NFL Draft, he told ESPN. The lineman is widely expected to be a first-round pick and is considered one of the best offensive lineman prospects in the draft.
Georgia right tackle Amarius Mims (amarius_mims) tells ESPN he’s leaving school early to declare for the NFL Draft. Mims is one of the top tackle prospects in the draft and projects as a potential first-round pick. pic.twitter.com/2wJNRuq8hS
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Mims is a hulking tackle, standing at 6-7 and weighing 340 pounds. The tackle got injured in the conferce opener against South Carolina and didn’t return until the home finale against the Ole Miss Rebels.
Mims started 6 games at right tackle this season. He was a key piece on a Georgia line that finished tied for No. 8 in the nation in sacks allowed.
Mims reportedly came to the decision after speaking with his head coach Kirby Smart. Considering Mims only started 8 games in college, the tackle was concerned he didn’t have enough film. However, ultimately, his coach convinced him otherwise.
“The first thing on my mind was, ‘Did I play enough?'” Mims told ESPN. “I felt like after I got back late in the year, I took a step forward with my play, as Tennessee and Georgia Tech were the two best games I played this year.”