With the 6th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft
the Cleveland Browns Select Barkevious Mingo
- His name starts with Bark and he plays in front of the Dawg Pound, perfect fit.
- DC Horton likes to be creative with his use of players and should fine a way to get Mingo on the field
- Mingo can get to the QB with his athleticism
- With the Spread/Pistol Offense spreading throughout the NFL Mingo has the lateral quickness to adjust and get to either the QB or the RB
- Banner, Chudinski and Horton often have said ‘You can never have too many pash rushers’ so now we have one more
- Mingo played in the SEC against the great competition there.
- Mingo’s stats do show what a #6 overall pick should have
- Mingo’s slight frame, along with Kruger’s struggles against the run, creates a combination problem
- LSU does not have a history of having great DLinemen in the NFL
- Bigger need at CB or even TE could of been filled
- Jarvis Jones, who ended up with the hated Steelers, out produced Mingo by “alot”
Impact on Current Players
- Sheard and Kruger should continue to start at OLB, therefore no effect on them
- Groves recent arrest probably had no impact on this pick but he now falls down one slot on the depth chart
- May impact playing time for other ILB not named D. Jackson, getting 3 OLB on the field more often possible.
Prediction for 2013
- Mingo has 4 to 5 sacks
- Has 1 or 2 games that he flashes ability to dominate
- Is out produced by 2 or 3 OLB/DEs selected after him, including Jarvis Jones
- Has minimal impact on Wins and Losses for the Browns this year
Best Case/Worst Case Scenario Long Term
- Best Case Long Term: Mingo is the best pass rusher form this draft allowing for a aggressive multiple front defense
- Worse Case Long Term: Aaron Maybin. Similar body type. Drafted in the top 10. Failed to live up to any of his hype.
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