THE ROAD TO THE DRAFT
David Mims, OT, Virginia Union
6-foot-8, 331 pounds
Draft projection: Fifth or sixth rounds
Lowdown: Mims is a rising third-day prospect on draft boards because of his size. He’s a “sleeper” to watch. His arms measure 36 7/8 inches – massive. (The No. 1 tackle in the draft, Southern Cal's Tyron Smith, has 36 3/8-inch arms.) He put up respectable numbers at his pro day. He’s a Division II All-America. He played at 350 pounds most of his college career, but he got down to 331 for his pro day. He played left tackle in college but will have to shift to right tackle in the pros.
The best Virginia Union player ever? Consider yourself a doctoral candidate in NFL history if you remember Herbert Scott, a lineman who played for 10 years for the Cowboys in the '70s and '80s.