NFL Hot Press: Boom/Bust Potential With Mims, Guyton

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In speaking with team sources, two of the freakiest skill sets in the 2024 NFL Draft belong to Georgia offensive tackle Amarius Mims and Oklahoma offensive tackle Tyler Guyton. Both tackles are huge edge protectors with rare athleticism and quickness for edge blockers. However, they both have big question marks with teams that leave some feeling they are risky picks for the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

For months, we have talked about how team sources feel that Mims has a crazy skill set of size, speed, strength, length and athleticism. However, he only started eight games in college and was injured twice last year. Some sources have said they view drafting a player in the first round with that little playing experience as a big risk. They stated they felt if Mims does not land in the right spot, he could be in trouble. They also thought that if he lands with a team like the Lions or Cowboys, which both develop and coach the offensive line well, Mims could be a Pro Bowler.

At the Senior Bowl, we reported how Guyton needed to interview well because he has maturity concerns, and at the combine, sources said Guyton interviewed well. The maturity issues are being eased, but some teams feel Guyton has boom/bust potential as a first-round pick.

Team sources have called Mims and Guyton more talented than Oregon State’s Taliese Fuaga or Washington’s Troy Fautanu. However, those sources said they think Fuaga and Fautanu could get drafted ahead because they are viewed as safer picks. They think both of those two have limitations, but are unlikely to bust. In my latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft, I have all four of those players going in the first round. Where they go could have huge impact on if Mims and Guyton pan out. They have great skill sets but also serious boom/bust potential.