Oct 20, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; LSU Tigers defensive end Barkevious Mingo (49) rushes the passer against the Texas A

2013 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns First-Round Draft Grade

With the sixth pick in the draft, the Browns selected Barkevious Mingo.

Mingo is an elite athlete that was LSU’s best pass-rusher under Les Miles. Athleticism is one of Mingo’s biggest strengths; he possesses the speed and agility to get to the quarterback and potentially, cause havoc in the backfield on read-option teams.

At 6’4″ and 241 pounds, the Cleveland Browns are likely to move him to outside linebacker in their 3-4 defense on the opposite side of newly acquired Paul Kruger. Strength could be an issue for Mingo, but the athleticism and pass-rushing skills are all there; sixth overall may have been a bit of a reach though.


Draft Grade: B

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  • paulbip

    How about an F. A part time player at 6 that has never played linebacker. The OT’s will push him around like a rag doll.

  • Hiram Rodriguez

    They suck at drafting , we could had gotten so many good player but for some reason we always end up been last in everything , i hate can’t stand watching this crap anymore , always last F+ i give them didn’t drafted anyone good , we should have Monti Teo he will have been a beter pick all around…

  • Hiram Rodriguez

    Out of so many great defencive and ofencive players we get a guy at #6 I almost haven’t heard of , and I watch College over NFL anyday , all this kids and what they do to get here pays off at the end , but damn is so esopointed over and over again…. we be last in everything again….. our QB’s stink , our DFence suck’s , no offence what so ever …i am moving to Pittsburg damn is a shame… so much love , so many yrs watching Brown’s games and is always the same no results …