Last week, CBS Sports insider Pat Kirwan gave us his latest update to his mock draft. Previous, he has chosen Dion Jordan to be joining the Green and White when April 25th rolls around. Let’s see who his update from this past week has the Jets choosing at #9………..
BARKEVIOUS MINGO, OLB, LSU
Mingo has rare athletic ability, similar to Jason Taylor when he came out of college. Mingo can rush standing up or with his hand on the ground. It’s been a while since the Jets had a player like Mingo.
Feel free to read his entire updated mock by clicking here.
I am not a big fan of equating a player in college with a big time player in the NFL, I think it puts too much expectation on the player. But, Mingo has a lot of potential which cannot be ignored.
We have said it before, he is a bit small to be an effective every-down back. He has some trouble with linemen if they get locked up on him, and some bulk would help. He needs a bit more size. But, you cannot ignore his ability to get to the quarterback.
Mingo is so fast, that he closes on the quarterback before he can have a chance to get away. It’s been a long time since the Jets had a player like that, Kirwan is absolutely right.
And the Jets could do a lot worse than taking this guy.