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The Dawg Pound has to welcome a player named Barkevious Mingo
The Browns add a linebacker to crowded defense
by WKSU's JASEN SOKOL


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Jasen Sokol
 

The Browns added some “Bark” to the Dawg Pound in last night’s first round of the NFL Draft. They drafted LSU linebacker Barkevious (bar-KEY-vee-us) Mingo with the sixth overall pick. The 6-foot-4, 241-pounder left college early to enter the NFL. He was considered among the most explosive athletes in this year’s draft.

But WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says Mingo enters an already crowded Browns defense.

Pluto on Mingo's role in the Browns defense

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Pluto on the less flashy choice of Mingo

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"I think he's going to end up playing half of the snaps," he said. "Right now they have four outside linebackers for two spots."

Pluto also says the pick isn't as flashy as last year's choices of running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden.

"In terms of does he create sizzle or sell tickets? No he doesn't. It's a pure football pick for a 4-3 attacking defense." 

The Browns still have six picks in this year’s draft: one in today’s third round and five in tomorrow’s fourth through seventh rounds. 

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