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

Pros

-     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.

 

Cons

-     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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Topics: Barkevious Mingo, Nfl Draft 2013

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