The Cleveland Browns‘ first round draft pick remains one of over half of the round’s picks that remain unsigned. However, they were able to sign two other rookies.
Barkevious Mingo, former defensive end of the LSU Tigers, was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. While the amount is set in stone, the team and Mingo’s agent are having trouble with some of the wording if the defensive end is released before the contract’s end.
The former LSU star is set to receive a deal worth slightly more than the four-year, $16.26 million contract Dallas cornerback Morris Claiborne, the sixth pick in 2012 – and Mingo’s former college teammate – signed last year. But the Browns and Mingo’s agent are at odds over ”offset” language in the pact, protection in case he is released before his contract expires.
Three of the top five players from the NFL Draft all remain unsigned, so there may be some issues in signing these potential stars even if there is a fixed compensation for first round draft picks.
Mingo had his best season in 2011, totaling 46 tackles, recording 15 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and hurried the quarterback 11 times.