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