Barkevious Mingo Scouting Report

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Barkevious Mingo Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: SEC
School: LSU Tigers
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #49
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 240 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Top 20
Drafted 1.6 in 2013 by CLE

2013 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.58
Vertical jump37.0
Broad jump128
Three-cone drill6.84
20-yard shuttle4.39

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU

Louisiana State University has put out many great players in recent years and outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo will continue that tradition. Of the many quality pass-rushers available in this year's draft class, Mingo has the most explosive first step. His acceleration is among the elite.

Mingo is at his best when he can focus his play downhill. Using long arms and a deceptive strength, he can use rip and bull rush techniques to get after the quarterback. One unique problem he has is that he is so quick off the edge that he will sometimes go after the quarterback recklessly, causing him to miss the big play. Against the run, he has a long way to go. He will require a year or two to add bulk to his frame and he will continue to fill out in his first few years in the league.

One tricky aspect of scouting Mingo is that LSU uses a rotation along their defensive line because of incredible depth. There's nothing on tape to suggest he lacks a motor or tenacity to his game though.

Mingo will likely begin his career as a pass-rush specialist as he transitions into the role of a 3-4 OLB. In particular, his tackling technique in open spaces will need refinement as well. These small criticisms take away attention from the overwhelming positives in his game.

Mingo projects as a Top 15 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Mar-01-2013 by Matt De Lima

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