Draft Rewind 2013 – Barkevious Mingo – Cleveland Browns

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BARKEVIOUS MINGO: LSU, 6042 241 4.56. Junior entry. Started 16 games over career including 10 in 2012. Projects as a right outside linebacker in a 3-4 because he lacks the strength and size to battle every play with those 325-pound offensive tackles with his ectomorphic build. Like Dion Jordan, he may not get much bulkier. Ball clubs looking for comparables to Mingo come across names like Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Aaron Maybin, or last year’s 15th pick Bruce Irvin who collected about $200,000.00 per sack for 8 sacks. The best comparable may be 7-time pro bowler DeMarcus Ware if Mingo works in the weight room and develops like Ware. He’s a competitor with excellent lateral quickness. Runs plays down from the backside like a cheetah chasing a gazelle. Athletic enough to create inside pass rush pressure on stunts. Fast, quick, and explosive in his play. Can leverage a tackle back to the quarterback. Angular lean build. Needs more girth to take on run blocks. Productivity was off in 2012, but a study of the Clemson game paints a very vivid picture of his ability. 2012 stats: 38 T, 8.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 3 BB, 1 FF, 2 FR. Edge speed:left 1.78, right 1.84. OSR:2/23 (for DE). No lifting – his choice. First round. (A-33 3/4, H-9 5/8, BP-DNP, SS-4.39). CAMP NOTES: Barkevious Mingo was one of the Browns’ targeted “blue chip” players in the draft. Mingo must make the adjustment from a 4-3 end to a 3-4 outside linebacker in defensive coordinator Ray Horton’s scheme. By widening Mingo outside, Horton will be able to take advantage of his speed, quickness, and explosive big play ability. The angular and lean pressure player needs more bulk and strength to take on lead blocks in the run game.

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