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NFL Draft: Browns select Barkevious Mingo with 6th pick

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

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With the sixth pick in the first round of the NFL Draft, the Browns selected outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo out of LSU.

Like several other OLB/DE hybrids considered sure-fire prospects, Mingo is long on athleticism but short on productivity. For the Browns, he fills an ever-important need in a league in which passers and pass rushers often determine the outcome of games and seasons.

Given Mingo's upside (6-4, 240 pounds, 4.53 40), it's easy to imagine him terrorizing NFL quarterbacks off the edge as a multi-dimensional defender. But his pedestrian college output (38 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks) in 2012 has raised concerns. Not helping: the well-documented struggles of other former highly regarded LSU defensive linemen in the NFL.

We'll have to wait several seasons to know if Mingo pans out as a legit NFL pass rusher. But for now, on paper, Cleveland addressed a huge need.

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