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Seemingly out of nowhere, Marvin Mims burst onto the scene in 2020 as a true freshman. He led a Sooners wide receiver group that expected a breakout year from Charleston Rambo, who didn’t provide.
Though he had fewer targets than Theo Wease, Mims tied for the team lead in receptions with 37. He led the Sooners in receiving yards with 610 yards, and in receiving touchdowns with nine.
He was a revelation in his first year in Norman, making big plays down the field and becoming a favorite receiving option of quarterback Spencer Rattler.
With an expected move to the slot coming in 2021, Mims should easily surpass his freshman year production and threaten for 1,000 yards receiving.
As Athlon Sports takes a look at the breakout players at each position, Marvin Mims comes in at third on their top 25 rankings.
Mims is known around the Big 12 and at Oklahoma after a terrific freshman season, but look for him to make the jump to national superstar in 2021. The Texas native made a fast impression last fall, catching six touchdown passes in the Sooners’ first four games. Mims finished the year on a high note, grabbing seven receptions for 101 yards against Iowa State and caught a 27-yard touchdown versus Florida in the Cotton Bowl. For the year, Mims posted 37 receptions for 610 yards and nine scores. Doubling his catches and collecting more than 1,000 receiving yards is within reach this fall. – Lassan
The Oklahoma Sooners receiving group is deep heading into 2021. They’ve got as many as five playmakers who could make a significant impact this year. With his route running and ability to make big plays down the field, Marvin Mims is set to explode onto the national scene.