Bengals’ Updates: Bengals’ First-Round Pick Addresses Criticism from College Football Coach….

Bengals’ First-Round Pick Addresses Criticism from College Football Coach!

Following his selection as the No. 18 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, former Georgia offensive lineman Amarius Mims found himself under scrutiny after comments from Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban.

Saban, known for his discerning eye and high expectations, raised questions about Mims’ consistency during his college career, particularly referencing Mims’ limited playing time in crucial games like the SEC Championship. Saban’s remarks, aired during draft coverage, prompted discussions about Mims’ readiness for the NFL.

“This guy’s got all the tools, he’s got great size, he’s got great power. But it makes you wonder, how did the guy only start 8 [games]? Like, in the SEC championship game, he played only the first 15 plays of the game and then he’s out. Takes himself out. I don’t know what he injured, what he hurt, whatever. But you’ve got to be a little bit more consistent in your performance if you’re going to be a great player and a starter in the National Football League,” Saban said on ABC night one of the draft.

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In response, Mims chose to focus on the positive, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to join the Bengals and brushing off Saban’s critique. “Everybody has their own opinions of me. I don’t really care about what [Saban] said or what he had to say, honestly. I’m just glad to be a Cincinnati Bengal,” Mims stated.

Opting for a mature and forward-looking approach, Mims emphasized his commitment to contributing to the Bengals and supporting franchise quarterback Joe Burrow. As he prepares to embark on his NFL journey, Mims remains determined to prove himself on the field and play a significant role in Cincinnati’s success.

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