Browns select Barkevious Mingo at No. 6
April, 25, 2013
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com
The Cleveland Browns addressed the pass rush, taking LSU's Barkevious Mingo with the No. 6 overall pick.
The Browns selected Mingo over Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner, even though cornerback was a bigger need for Cleveland. It also dismisses the pre-draft speculation that the Browns would take West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith in the first round.
Mingo is expected to team with Paul Kruger and Jabaal Sheard to boost the Browns' ability to get to the quarterback.
Here's a short capsule:
Height/weight: 6-foot-4/241 pounds
The good: Explosive and durable. Mingo has an explosive first step and has a great motor. He has tremendous upside.
The bad: Considered unpolished as a football player. He lacks bulk to defend the run.
The bottom line: The Browns want to be more aggressive on defense with new coordinator Ray Horton. The additions of Mingo and Kruger will allow Cleveland to do that.
I will post more thoughts on this pick a little later.
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