Buffalo Bills 2023 Undrafted Free Agent Profile: Jordan Mims
Last week the Buffalo Bills announced seven undrafted free agent signings and in that group was running back Jordan Mims out of Fresno State. He spent five seasons at Fresno State but it wasn't until this past season that he really got a chance to step into a starting role.
In 2022, Jordan Mims had 261 rushing attempts for 1,372 rushing yards, 18 rushing touchdowns with 21 receptions, 126 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. He would have six games in his final season with at least 100 rushing yards and in the final three games of the regular season, he would have at least two rushing touchdowns each game.
How does Jordan Mims fit with the Buffalo Bills?
He isn't the biggest running back at 6'0" and 205 pounds and probably won't be a player teams want running between the tackles. However, he has the quickness to get outside and in the NFL his best chance to earn a spot on a 53-man roster is as a receiving back.
The interest from the Buffalo Bills isn't surprising when considering the player comparison that Mims received on the scouting report by The Draft Network. The running back they listed is Nyheim Hines, who the Bills traded for last season and is expected to be the team's third running back behind James Cook and Damien Harris as a receiving threat out of the backfield.
This season, Mims joins a position that already includes Hines, along with James Cook, Damien Harris, and Latavius Murray. However, Harris and Murray signed only one-year contracts and Nyheim Hines could be a candidate to be released next year with his cap hit on the salary cap.
This summer, Jordan Mims should be looking to compete for a spot on the practice squad. If he does that, then he could be in line for a bigger role in 2024 behind James Cook and potentially replace Nyheim Hines if he were released.