Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 4/28/13
Cleveland Browns6th overall selectionBarkevious MingoOutside LinebackerLouisiana State6 '4, 241 lbs.The Browns have shifted their defense back to the 3-4 set, and have already acquired OLB Paul Kruger from the Ravens to be the "big rush" LB.  Mingo will be an excellent complement opposite of Kruger and gives the Browns a steady pass rush off the corners and two hawks on running downs.  The Browns are loading up to secure a competitive defensive next season. The drafting of Mingo has further aided the plan, as he brings speed and disruption, two key elements any 3-4 defense must have to be successful.In all honesty, I can't think of another player the Browns should have selected.  The defense is a crucial part of any team's success and the Browns made the right pick with the 6th selection.I liked the selection the Browns made, he's a solid choice and a potential Pro Bowler right out of the gate.  He has all the makings to become a franchise player for the Cleveland Browns defense.  He has great speed for a player his size, and is great in pursuit and coverage too.  He will be a quick study and will make an impact from game one of the pre-season.His size at 6'4, 241 lbs, will be enough to make opposing offenses alter their game planning because you also have to counter for Paul Kruger.  Together with Kruger the defense looks like its finally heading in the right direction.  Its was critical for the Browns to find another outside linebacker to compliment Kruger.  Thus in effect, they have two big rush linebackers starting over the middle third of the defense.  Overall the Browns made an excellent pick.
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