Nov 23, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; LSU Tigers defensive end Barkevious Mingo (49) during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Mock Draft: The Jacksonville Jaguars Select...


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…Barkevious Mingo, defensive end/outside linebacker, LSU.

Editor’s Note: Fansided.com is doing a weekly mock 1st round draft.  As the NFL season nears completion and the draft order settles down it gets easier and easier to guess which teams will be looking at which players.  For the full mock, please click here.

This year’s draft promises to be defense and lineman heavy, as opposed to the last two years’ quarterback and skill player focus.  Mingo is going to be a prospect near the top of many draft boards.  According to Fansided’s Josh Sanchez:

The Jaguars need to add playmakers on both sides of the ball and there is no one in this year’s draft class with more upside than Mingo. His rare size/speed/strength combination will make him attractive to teams at the top of the draft. In a year where defensive players will dominate the draft, Mingo may be the most naturally gifted pass rusher.

Mingo was redshirted his first year in 2009 and came in as a redshirt freshman in 2010.  While starting only one game he recorded 33 tackles and 3.5 sacks.  In 2011 he followed up that performance with 46 tackles and eight sacks.  This season he has 33 tackles and four sacks.  Most impressively, though, is the penetration he provides for LSU.  In 2011, Mingo had 15 tackles for a loss.  Over his college career he has 114 tackles, 26 tackles for a loss, and 14.5 sacks.

For the Jaguars, Mingo could be a strong force off the line that disrupts plays by attacking the offensive linemen.  As outlined brilliantly by Zain Gowani, the Jaguars desperately need players that can win one on one battles in the trenches and disrupt plays.  Mr. Sanchez believes that Mingo can be that guy.

To get some better looks, let’s analyze the positives and negatives in a game against Oregon in 2011:

 

What do you guys think?  Is Mingo worth the second pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, or are there better candidates?

- Luke N. Sims

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  • somedude

    The consensus among Jaguars fans is Jarvis Jones. He’s the guy we want(just like J.B. before 2012 draft), not anyone else.

    • LukeNSims

      I can definitely see Jones with the Jags as well. This is why trading back would be so great. As much as I like Jones, I’m not certain he’ll be a better pro than Mingo. Why not let a team like the Browns trade up (as they did last year) to get someone they think is the better player (either Mingo or Jones) and let us take whoever falls to us. Personally, I don’t see much of a dropoff between the two currently, but I could be wrong.

  • JaxJagCohiba

    Te’o no brainer!

    • LukeNSims

      I believe that if Gene Smith is still around then Te’o will be much higher on his draft board. He’s a good player and “high character” to boot. I wouldn’t mind the pick, but I’d rather have him at #5 or so if the Jags could trade back.

  • kingsmasher

    Best Option is trade down a few spots and grab the best CB in the draft…The top CBs usually are solid and you still never know with DEs..

    Jarvis Jones IMO is not what the Jags need and will get shutdown at the Pro Level by the TEs of today…

    Hes not Von Miller esqe so in the top 3 picks I dont agree…

    • Zain Gowani

      I’m also not really a big fan of Jarvis Jones. He’s made a lot of plays this year, but I feel like a significant amount of them come on stunts or after the quarterback has already been harassed. He also seems to get swallowed up by lineman far too easily. My favorite NFL prospect on that Georgia defense, which has at least three first rounders, is Alec Ogletree – that kid is a machine.
      As for Mingo, he’s a player I’d really like to see on the Jaguars because of his size/speed combination. You never want to chase after that, but that athleticism is so rare. The problem is, his production hasn’t been second pick worthy, but he will likely be overdrafted due to the elite size/speed combo he posseses. Whether we’re the team that overdrafts him is yet to be seen. Very much like Jason Pierre Paul in terms of draft status, except he played top competition his entire career, vs JPP who played top competition for only a year.
      I could be sold on moving down a few picks and grab him while getting another draft pick as insurance. The issue is that this is the one shot at a top 3 pick we’ll get in the next 10 years (hopefully). If we miss on it, we’ll become the Oakland Raiders.

      • LukeNSims

        If we miss it, we’ll probably get another top three pick next year as well…

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  • joe

    I hope the jags dont get the #1 spot. Too much pressure to draft a QB, Geno is not the answer