- Jamison Hensley, ESPN Ravens reporter
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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.
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.
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.