After an uneven rookie season, the jury is still out on Barkevious Mingo

The career of Barkevious Mingo has had its handful of ups and down, despite the fact the sixth pick in last year’s draft has played just 15 games. Met with a largely positive reaction, the drafting of Mingo sent a message to the league that the Browns wanted to pressure opposing quarterbacks. Mingo, who became a high profile name during his days at LSU, terrorized would-be passers...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mingo adds to Browns pass rush group

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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns select DE Barkevious Mingo at 6

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. described Mingo as a quick twitch pass rusher with extraordinary...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: Cleveland Browns

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. GRADE...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Barkevious Mingo DE/OLB, LSU Scouting Report

Barkevious Mingo DE/OLB, LSU 6-4, 241 starts TCK TFL SCK PBU FF 2012 10 38 8.5 4.5 3 1 2011 4 46 15 8 2 1 2010 1 35 5.5 2.5 6 2   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...
Via 85% Sports
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

DE admits lack of effort, bets with teammate at LSU

Former LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery admitted to playing without full effort and betting with a teammate during college.

Via Thacover2
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Elder – Barkevious Mingo, LSU

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 [...]
Via The Extra Point
January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mingo ready to lead

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.
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

There is literally a recruit named ‘Money Hunter’

According to, 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...
Via Throw The Flag
June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Reserve DE Mingo putting up starter numbers

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2011  |  Discuss

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