Following Cleveland’s selection of LSU LB/DE Barkevious Mingo, team CEO Joe Banner and head coach Rob Chudzinski talked with the media about the pick.
Joe Banner spoke about Mingo’s character-
“He is very high character, very hard working, extraordinarily competitive naturally, this guy. We’ve talked about bringing in aggressive players to play an aggressive scheme. He fits...
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...
With the 6th pick in the NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Barkevious Mingo.
Mingo, a Junior Defensive End from LSU, is an impressive pass rusher who has been part of one of college football’s best defenses the last 3 seasons. With the Browns switching to a 3-4 defense they will hope Mingo can provide them the edge rush and consistent pressure the defense needs.
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...
The Cleveland Browns selected LSU defensive end/outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo with No. 6 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Mingo was the third pass rusher selected in the first six picks of the draft, showing the emphasis on pass pressure in today's NFL.
Mingo didn't put up huge numbers at LSU, but his potential is as high as anyone's in the draft. Mingo can...
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.
With the 6th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Browns select LSU LB Barkevious Mingo. Mingo looks almost too lean to handle the physicality of NFL linemen, but has surprising strength to go along with the elite length and straight-line speed to rack up double-digit sack numbers (he had eight in 2011) and track down ball carriers (15 tackles for loss) as a 3-4 rush linebacker...
It's tonight! The 2013 NFL Draft gets underway at the stroke of 8pm EST on the clock.
Scenarios are swirling around the New York Jets organization, but the two names that seem to keep surfacing are pass-rush specialist out of LSU, Barkevious Mingo, and play-maker extrodinare, WR Tavon Austin, out of WVU.
DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo is known for shedding blocks, on his...
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...
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