• Drafting LSU's Barkevious Mingo would require a leap of faith from New Orleans Saints

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Mar 27, 2013
    LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo, right, will under the spotlight Wednesday at LSU's Pro Day. LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo is exactly the kind of dynamic pass rusher that the Saints so badly need on the edge of their new 3-4 defense. But just in case, I'll offer my permission for the Saints to draft Tigers pass rusher Barkevious Mingo with the 15th pick in next month's NFL draft. Last year as a junior at LSU, Mingo had just 4½ sacks - though he was often facing double teams. And because of his smaller stature, Mingo likely will be asked to make a position switch to outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme like the one the Saints are installing. And LSU Coach Les Miles, naturally, punctuated his praise with a great one-liner. In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2013 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 25th.

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