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Cosell mocks OLB to Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on April 22, 2013 – 4:44 pm

Quarterback has been the dominant pick for Buffalo at eight overall in the 2013 NFL draft, but that’s not the case with Yahoo Sports Greg Cosell’s mock draft.

Cosell has LSU OLB Barkevious Mingo to the Bills at 8. Here’s what he wrote about his pick for Buffalo.

8. Buffalo Bills: LSU DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo makes perfect sense for the Bills. They do not have a pass rusher at the linebacker position, and new DC Mike Pettine, formerly of the Jets, feature scheme multiplicity with athletic players who can align in different spots. Mingo flashed explosive traits, and the kind of closing speed you cannot teach. He’s a work in progress, not yet close to a finished product. He did not show elite body flexibility, with the ability to bend the edge. He needs an NFL weight room. But you put on the Clemson tape, and you see the kind of burst and speed that can impact games.

Mingo is a talented pass rusher, but young in the game and needs polish when it comes to the run game and dropping into coverage. His potential however, is likely to make him a top 10 pick. For more on Mingo check out our draft profile on the LSU pass rusher in our Draft Profile Tuesday morning on Buffalobills.com.


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