The Baltimore Ravens held a private workout for David Mims, offensive tackle at Division II school Virginia Union, according to a story by Aaron Wilson in the National Football Post. A massive guy, Mims stands 6'8" and weighs in at 331 pounds. His workout numbers compared to the tackles at the NFL Scouting Combine are as good if not better than just about every other offensive lineman in this draft class. However, playing at a small D-2 school will automatically change the way scouts and NFL teams look at a prospect, as level of competition says a lot more than just athletic numbers.
The Ravens already have a huge D-2 offensive tackle in their ranks, Ramon Harewood, who missed all of his rookie season due to a knee injury suffered in Mini-Camp shortly after being drafted. He was picked late in the 2010 NFL Draft, with the thought that he had solid athletic skills and could be a project that would pay off in the future.
Is Mims the same type of guy as Harewood? It appears that his size and background of playing at a much less competitive level is similar, but would that stop the team from targeting him later in the draft?