Last year’s top-10 draft pick of the Browns has yet to play in a preseason game. This year’s selection already is one-for-one. With an exclamation point.
“He was impressive,” coach Rob Chudzinski said after watching film of linebacker Barkevious Mingo, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “It seemed like he was around the quarterback a lot. He played hard and he did a really nice job on special teams as well, so he showed up well.”
Mingo’s first tackle came on the Rams’ initial kickoff return.
“I think the biggest thing for him is just continuing to improve from a technique standpoint and from an understanding standpoint,” Chudzinski said. “The more experience he gets, the better he’ll be.”
“Ever since I started playing football, I’ve wanted to play at this level,” said Mingo, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft. “Having the opportunity to do it is awesome.”
Browns fans have been waiting a long time for some awesome. Mingo could soon be giving it to them.