24-Year-Old Linebacker – Cleveland Browns
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
If nothing else, Mingo has been consistent in his first two NFL season, racking up exactly 42 combined tackles in each of them. Expectations are a bit higher for the former No. 6 overall pick heading ...
Barkevious Mingo Contract Information:
Signed a rookie contract with the Browns in July of 2013 that will pay him $16 million over four years, with a player option for a fifth year.
Mingo (knee) recently ran for the first time following surgery and could return for the Browns' regular season opener, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Barkevious Mingo: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Mingo had surgery in January to address a shoulder injury that bothered him for most of the 2014 season. The expectation all along was that he'll be fine for training camp, and there's no reason to change that prognosis. The former No. 6 overall draft pick hasn't lived up to expectations through two seasons, but last year's two-sack showing understates the quality of his overall performance. He's a strong breakout candidate for 2015, with a three-down role all but assured now that Jabaal Sheard is in New England.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Mingo didn't quite live up to expectations after the Browns drafted him in the first round in 2013, but he has the skill set to make an impact at this level. He was asked to put on some weight during the offseason, which could potentially help him become a more formidable pass rusher. Mingo still has quite a bit of upside at just 23 years old, and could warrant some IDP consideration if can continue to improve in his sophomore campaign.
Mingo enters the NFL as a high first-round draft pick, but his immediate role with the Browns will be as a backup and passing-situation specialist. With the team moving from a 4-3 to a 3-4 alignment their aim is to convert former end Jabaal Sheard to outside linebacker and Paul Kruger was signed in free agency to man the other starting spot. Though Mingo's production in his three years at LSU was underwhelming, 15 sacks and 29 tackles-for-loss, he does possess the raw athletic potential to become a sack specialist down the road. He's an interesting player to keep an eye on in long-term, dynasty-style formats and he adds an extra element to the Browns' unit for the upcoming season.