Where Did Amarius Mims Go to School? Exploring Prospect’s Football Journey

Georgia OT Amarius Mims has less than 10 starts at the collegiate level but has great NFL potential. Here is everything to know about his career.

Despite having just eight career starts and an injury history, Georgia OT Amarius Mims is a top prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Here is everything to know about Mims’ journey to the NFL Draft.

Where Did Amarius Mims’ Football Career Start?

Mims was born Oct. 14, 2002, in Cochran, Ga. He played football at Bleckley County High School and was rated a five-star recruit. He was selected to the 2021 Under Armour All-American Game.

Mims paved the way for an offense that averaged 378.6 yards per game, including 213.3 yards on the ground, and he was named to the 2020 USA Today Preseason All-USA First Team offense and the 2020 MaxPreps Preseason All-America First Team offense.

Revisiting Mims’ College Career

Mims committed to play football at the University of Georgia and spent his entire college career there.

In 2021 with the Bulldogs, Mims saw his first collegiate action as a reserve OL in a win over UAB, and he played in seven other contests against Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Auburn, Missouri, Tennessee, Charleston Southern, and Georgia Tech.

In 2022, he saw action as a reserve OT in 14 of 15 games, including starts in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against Ohio State and the National Championship against TCU.

In his final season with the Bulldogs in 2023, Mims played at right tackle in seven games, making six starts as part of an offensive line that ranked first in the SEC and seventh nationally in sacks allowed (0.93). He helped Georgia’s offense finish second in the SEC and fifth in the nation in total offense (496.5), offensive passing efficiency (168.21), and scoring offense (40.1).

Mims was injured in the conference opener against South Carolina and returned from his injury in the home finale versus Ole Miss. He missed the Capital One Orange Bowl vs. Florida State due to injury.

Mims did not participate in Georgia’s Pro Day after he tweaked his hamstring running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

Mims’ Potential in the NFL

Mims impressed at the Combine as he measured 6’8″ and 340 pounds with long arms (36 1/8″) and huge hands (11 1/4″). He ran a 5.07-second 40-yard dash, had a 25.5″ vertical jump, and a 9’3″ broad jump.

Pro Football Network Draft Analyst Ian Cummings said Mims doesn’t grade quite as highly as blue-chip OTs like Joe Alt and Olu Fashanu, but he’s in the next tier.

MORE: Ian Cummings’ Full Scouting Report of Amarius Mims

“Physically, Mims has one of the highest ceilings in the 2024 NFL Draft’s OT crop,” Cummings wrote. “At 6’7″, 340 pounds, he’s a dominating specimen with high-end athleticism both in space and in short areas, and he has suffocating strength and deadly power capacity.”

Some of Mims’ strengths, according to Cummings, include being a massive offensive tackle with elite mass, length, and no bad weight, and being an explosive, high-energy athlete who resembles a move TE in an open space.

Highlights, Records, and More

Mims was a two-time CFP National Champion with the Bulldogs in 2021 and 2022.

In his final season in Georgia, Mims was named to the preseason Media Days All-SEC First Team.

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