It’s NFL draft time, which means the smokescreens and disillusion are set to become a reality for some.

But where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. So the reports of Denzel Mims and the Eagles having a growing mutual interest have to be true, right? Perhaps not, but the former Baylor wide receiver has gone on record about the Eagles being one of the teams that have shown him the most interest.

Now it appears that the interest is growing, with the Eagles reportedly reaching out to Mims around once per day in the lead up to next week’s draft.

During an interview with Jon Marks and Ike Reese of 94WIP, Mims hinted at the Eagles doing some serious due diligence on him.

“I actually have talked to the Eagles a lot,” Mims told Jon Marks & Ike Reese on Thursday’s Mark & Reese Show. “I felt like I killed the interview.”

Have the Eagles shown Mims the most interest?

“I believe so,” Mims said. “I talked to them a lot. At the combine, the Senior Bowl and even after. After the combine, I’ve talked to them a lot.”

A fast riser on draft boards, Mims is coming off a season at Baylor in which he amassed 66 catches for 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior.

Mims wasn’t a flash-in-the-pan type of player, either, posting a 1,000-yard season as a sophomore, while catching 186 passes for 2,925 yards and 30 total touchdowns over his Baylor career.