VIDEO: Baylor WR Denzel Mims Said He Was 'Scared' Visiting Philadelphia so the Eagles Can Cross Him off Their List

Baylor WR Denzel Mims talking to reporters on a virtual chat.
Baylor WR Denzel Mims talking to reporters on a virtual chat. /

The Philadelphia Eagles are very clearly in the market for a wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft and general manager Howie Roseman has a number of promising prospects to choose from when next Thursday rolls around. However, it appears he can cross one of those players off his list. Baylor wideout Denzel Mims said he visited Philadelphia with some teammates and his head coach and he was "very scared."

Mims said he wasn't "familiar with the whole city, there was a lot going on, you see a lot of people that look scary. I'm not part of that. I don't like that. I had a bad experience going up there that first time."

Yeah, it's safe to say Philly fans aren't going to want a guy who was scared being in their city on their football team. The Eagles need a fearless wide receiver ready to take on a big challenge and assist Carson Wentz, not somebody who is uncomfortable being in an unfamiliar place.

Is this why Roseman talked about trading up in the first round?

Nonetheless, this isn't surprising. Mims grew up in Daingerfield, Texas, which has a population under 3,000. He's not really a big city kind of guy. Plus, the East Coast can be intimidating for a multitude of reasons, especially among those not familiar with city life.

Don't be surprised if the Eagles jump ship on Mims and look at other prospects they prefer.