BEREA, Ohio -- The next time Joe Banner says the Cleveland Browns priority is to get after the quarterback and they are not leaning toward taking a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft well lets get on board.Because with the sixth pick, the Browns bypassed a quarterback (thank goodness) and took the best pass rusher available, which isnt all that bad when its all taken...
BEREA, Oh --There was no trade. There was no quarterback. There was no cornerback at the Browns most arguable need with the first pick.
But the Browns did add to their arsenal of pass rushers as they took LSUs Barkevious Mingo with the sixth pick overall.
Mingo (6-4, 241) ran a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash. NFLDraftScout.com described Mingo as a quick twitch pass rusher with extraordinary...
PICK: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSUANALYSIS: I hate this pick. Mingo just ins't that good. Cleveland already got their pass rusher in free agency, and didn't need to take a chance on a bum like Mingo with the sixth overall selection. I think he will be a bust very early on, similar to Maybin in 2009. Cleveland will regret not taking Smith or Milliner here I believe.
The fates of many NFL teams are shaped by the players they select in the Draft. Quarterbacks have always been the coveted position necessary for a team to win it all. The only problem is there is only a handful each year thought to be able do just that. Teams know the next best option is to find a guy that can make the quarterback view the heavens above, instead of the field below...
Barkevious Mingo DE/OLB, LSU
Really good spin move when it’s the right opportunity, but he spins too much, taking himself out of the play or just losing any leverage he might have had. Terrible at setting the edge. Needs to...
Former LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery admitted to playing without full effort and betting with a teammate during college.
Barkevious Mingo/LSU: Skills/Attributes: Plays with great strength despite a long and not overly-thick frame. Can anchor against double-teams, but also shows the speed and flexibility needed penetrate at times. Very good burst off the line, not incredible. Jarring initial punch, able to create space with his arms, but lacks violent hands at times. Doesn’t [...]
Barkevious Mingo has transformed himself from a third down pass rushing specialist to an every down defensive end during his career at LSU. Heading into the 2012 season, the junior standout will be counted on to control his edge and generate some pressure on the quarterback. Mingo reports that he is ready for the next step in his own development.
According to Rivals.com, there is a recruit from Prosper, Texas named Money Hunter. This has got to be the best name in college football. It’s way better than Chocolate Wilson or Barkevious Mingo. He holds offers from SMU and WVU and has no star or position ranking. The outside linebacker checks in at 170 lbs and stands 6’1″. We hope this kid goes to a big time program and...
LSU's Barkevious Mingo tries to appreciate football fans' preoccupation with his unusual name, although being asked about it almost weekly is getting a little old for him.
Yet, there's a vicious cycle going on this season. The more Mingo makes big plays for No. 1 LSU, the more his name gets out there.
Although the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Mingo is a reserve defensive end...
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October 27, 2011