With the sixth pick in the 2013 NFL draft the Cleveland Browns have selected LSU linebacker Barkevious Mingo.
Mingo, a 6’4” 240 pound athletic freak, is a pass rusher through and through. He is a long, tall, explosive talent off of the edge who will be an instant impact player in defensive coordinator Ray Horton’s 34 defense. Despite his lean build and frame, he is very strong. He sets the edge well and uses his long arms to keep blockers at a distance. At LSU, he was a second-team all SEC player, who was used in QB contain a lot due to his athleticism, so his stats may not show how good he truly is.
The downside to Mingo is that struggles in changing directions with his long legs and needs to improve his pass rush moves.
He will likely begin the season as a situational pass rusher as he grows into his role.
The Browns next pick is in the third round, pick number 68. They do not have a second round pick this year after selecting WR Josh Gordon in the supplemental draft last season.
Before the Browns selected Mingo, the Chiefs and Jaguars selected offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel. The Dolphins gave up the 12th and 42nd picks to move up and grab Oregon LB Dion Jordan. Philadelphia chose tackle Lane Johnson, and the Detroit Lions grabbed BYU DE Ezekial Ansah.