Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces defensive end Barkevious Mingo (LSU) as the sixth overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft: Analyzing the Cleveland Browns Selection of DE Barkevious Mingo at #6

Feb 25, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Louisiana State Tigers defensive lineman Barkevious Mingo stands on the sidelines after finishing his workout during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

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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