First Year Profile: Amarius Mims
(Courtesy of Bleckley County)
Georgia signed the nation’s No. 4 overall class in the 2021 cycle, per 247Sports. The Bulldogs inked 20 signees, including four additional transfers.
Over the next month, DogWatch will be looking at the Bulldogs’ incoming freshman in a new series called First Year Profile.
First, we will look at former Bleckley County offensive tackle Amarius Mims, Georgia’s highest-rated prospect in the 2021 class.
Size/Ranking: The 6-foot-7, 330-pound exterior lineman committed to Georgia on Oct. 14, 2020. He is the highest-rated prospect in UGA’s 2021 recruiting class, per 247Sports. Mims is ranked the No. 7 overall prospect, No. 3 offensive tackle and the No. 1-rated player in the Peach State.
2021 Impact: Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and offensive line coach Matt Luke would love for Mims to start right away, although it’s tough for a true freshman to come and make an immediate impact, especially in the SEC. But, it is possible to do because of his talent and size. Mims was one of 16 early enrollees and has been practicing with the team since before the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.
Right now, Luke is trying to find the right puzzle pieces and where to put them. Mims could easily be put at left tackle, but the staff might decide to leave Jamaree Sayler at that spot. Salyer moved to left guard for the Peach Bowl and could stay there, but anything is possible at the moment. If that happens, Mims will be battling former five-star Broderick Jones for that starting left tackle spot.
“Enormous offensive lineman who projects to tackle with elite height and length. Verified 6-foot-7 with a 7-foot-1 wingspan and massive hands. Wears college-ready mass well, yet still owns space for more if desired. First guy off the bus. Experience at both tackle spots and has also played on the defensive line. Gets to the second level well relative to size. Locates targets upon arrival and shows some punch. Elite reach blocker thanks in part to the aforementioned length. Still developing as a pass-blocker but owns a very high ceiling in that department. The drive-blocking potential is also high as strength catches up to frame. Can improve hand placement and consistency in that area. One of the top offensive tackles nationally in a strong 2021 class at the position. Multi-year high-major starter with early-round NFL Draft potential.” - Gabe Brooks of 247Sports