Browns get Patriots’ fifth-round pick for Barkevious Mingo

AP

For the sixth pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, the Browns have received what will likely be a late pick in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft.

The Patriots have sent their fifth-round pick to Cleveland in exchange for Barkevious Mingo, according to multiple reports.

As much as that shows what a bust Mingo is, it’s actually not a bad deal for the Browns, considering there was talk out of Cleveland that Mingo wasn’t even going to make the 53-man roster this year. It also means Mingo is sure to make the Patriots’ 53-man roster, as New England wouldn’t give up a fifth-round pick and then turn around and cut Mingo before the start of the season.

The Browns have a huge haul of picks in the 2017 draft: They have two picks in the first round (their own and Philadelphia’s thanks to the Carson Wentz trade) and two picks in the second round (their own and Tennessee’s thanks to a 2016 draft-day trade), they are expected to get multiple compensatory picks, and they’ve now added a Patriots fifth-rounder to the mix.

The Patriots had already lost their fourth-round pick as a Deflategate penalty, so they’re now without their own picks in back-to-back rounds, although they have traded for Seattle’s fourth-round pick.

66 responses to “Browns get Patriots’ fifth-round pick for Barkevious Mingo

  1. Mingo has been a bust, no doubt about that.

    As for the Browns, they are stockpiling picks big time for the future. 13 draft picks and counting.

  2. Hey, remember when everyone though Belichick was going to fix Tim Tebow and turn him into an NFL Quarterback?

  3. I howl whenever the Patsies bring a stiff in and every bandwagon fan chimes in like he will be the next deacon jones or lance alworth. Belichick’s forte is coaching not talent evaluating. For every decent player he has acquired there is an albert haynesorth, chad johnson or anu of the other 200 wide receivers he has acquired. Barkaveous Mingo STINKS and no amount of bandwagon noise is gonna make him better. A 5th rounder ? The Browns fleeced them.

  4. a fifth for this guy? i wouldn’t give a fifth of your favorite booze for this turnip. belecheat is starting to look desperate….just a guess but something tells me he won’t be there next year!

  5. 5th round for Mingo? sure he has potential but hasn’t done anything in three years. this looks like a desperation move on the eve of dress rehearsal for the regular season.

  6. “It also means Mingo is sure to make the Patriots’ 53-man roster, as New England wouldn’t give up a fifth-round pick and then turn around and cut Mingo before the start of the season.”

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    With BB, nothing is guaranteed.

  7. Slow your roll Cleveland.

    You’ve shown a habit of blowing picks, even in the top ten before the board is really nuts, don’t think you’re going to strike gold with a late 5th rounder now all of the sudden.

    You couldn’t get #6 overall right, what makes you think you’ll get #170 right?

  8. Way to finally get rid of this scrub. Watched him since he was drafted and dude is just BAD. A huge big time bust that will be out of the NFL in another 2 years. I am stunned the Browns got a 5th rounder for him, just WOW. He has had a horrible camp and was for sure they would cut him at the end of preseason. The Pats are stupid and the Browns continue gutting out their sorry roster and stocking draft picks.

  9. Shoulda just kept Jones.

    This is like when BB sent wilfork packing, only to sign Knighton for the same money a year later…

    This, coupled, with the treatment that MAnkins got after he played hurt thruout the playoffs… Reeks of how the Pats treat their own stud draft picks…

    Sigh, the Patriots weight.

  10. Browns are VERY smart stockpiling draft picks every year. Mark it….with Hue Jackson coaching that team they will be contenders sooner rather then later.

  11. “A situational pass rusher at best.”

    Bill has taken many situational players over the years cast off by other teams. Coaches them up and takes advantage of what they’re good at.

    If he’s only a situational pass rusher than Bill will use him only in those situations and place him in a position to succeed.

  12. Hope he can learn there’s more than just getting to the quarterback, you have to grab him and hold on and not let him squirm away EVERY STINKING TIME! Good luck to him, though, he’s a nice guy. I cannot believe we got a 5th for him. When I first heard the trade I thought we were giving a 5th.

  13. This is smart by the Browns. They’re collecting draft picks, same as last draft. Their philosophy is just throw a lot of stuff against the wall and hope that something sticks. There have been plenty of star players come out of the later rounds, and plenty of busts (like Mingo and Trent Richardson) in the first round. Sashi Brown is going by the belief that you don’t need a quality personnel staff if you have twice as many picks every year. I can’t argue with that. It’s probably good enough to stay employed for a while, but won’t win you any super bowls. Belichick is probably going to retire at the same time Brady does, so he’s not too concerned for the future. This could be Tom and Bill’s final season.

  14. The Browns always take advantage of extra picks. Like when their fans gloated about robbing us blind when we moved up to get Sammy Watkins and they picked up superstar Cameron Erving.

  15. Mingo will dominate once he borrows some of Brady’s Brazilian HGH. Just wait and see.

  16. Cleveland is a toilet, and it won’t matter if they have 30 draft picks, they simply don’t know how to evaluate talent, for God’s sake they are going to start rg3, the biggest bust since JaMarcus Russell

  17. Browns are making smart moves. Jimmy Johnson made the value of draft picks apparent to those who were unaware. This is what smart teams do. Turned a busted pick into a 5th rounder instead of keeping him a bust.

    I hope they get a QB and stability. This town went through hell from Art Modell and deserve to see them make it to the playoffs and maybe a Super Bowl.

  18. “This is like when BB sent wilfork packing, only to sign Knighton for the same money a year later…”

    Other than the fact Knighton’s one-year contract with the Patriots had a salary-cap charge of $2.02 million, and Wilfork was due to make something like 9.5 million with an even bigger cap hit and you’re spot on.

  19. People forget that Belichick is close to Mike Lombardi, who knows the Browns roster. They’ve already stolen Dion Lewis and Jabal Sheard. I can guarantee you that Belichick has some inside info on Mingo, if he spent a fifth rounder.

  20. Wilfork was due to make something like 9.5 million with an even bigger cap hit and you’re spot on.

    I guess the Pats great front office couldn’t redo a contract such as this to keep a quality, loyal, home-grown talent, huh?

    See: Seymour, Damian Woody, etc.

    But they did have 5 picks in the last two rounds of he draft! Woohoo!

  21. Spoiled in Patriot nation. In the hunt every year. It’s all you can ask for.

  22. In the 4 drafts before this year they had 7 1st rounders. They drafted Trent Richardson,Brandon Weeden,Mingo,Gilbert,Manziel,Shelton & Irving.
    Other than Schwartz,Bitonio and maybe Benjamin they haven`t hit on mid rounders and haven`t had any late round steals. 47 picks the last 5 drafts and the worst roster in the league so the amount of picks hasn`t been the problem. For those thinking Hue Jackson is going to help that remember he`s the one that talked the Raiders into giving up a 1st & 2nd for Carson Palmer. If you had to bet a amount of money that hurts would you bet Mingo becomes worth a 5th in NE or than Cleveland drafts a 4 year NFL player with that 5th round pick?

  23. They had two picks in the first round of the 2014 Draft. Those picks were spent on Johnny Manziel and Justin Gilbert. Maybe this regime will get it right.

  24. Most posters here, while slamming the Mingo pick somehow neglect to mention that two similar position players Dion Jordan (selected 3rd by Miami) and Jarvis Jones (mid-round by Pittsburg) have not set the world on fire either. The 2013 draft in general was pretty mediocre.

  25. What’s going on? That’s like paying $20 bucks for a used napkin. Those of us who are not NFL coaches are definitely missing something. I can assure you, Bobby Fischer doesn’t make a move out of ignorance or stupidity.

  26. bubbybrister/shovelpass says:
    Aug 25, 2016 5:44 PM
    Wilfork was due to make something like 9.5 million with an even bigger cap hit and you’re spot on.

    I guess the Pats great front office couldn’t redo a contract such as this to keep a quality, loyal, home-grown talent, huh?

    See: Seymour, Damian Woody, etc.

    But they did have 5 picks in the last two rounds of he draft! Woohoo!
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    Another yahoo from a team the pats beat regularly who simply can’t comprehend the fact that Belichick has been uncanny in his timing of letting veterans go. Wilfork was done, a shell of the player he once was and wasn’t worth the price of his contract and Bill wouldn’t insult him by offering his true worth to the Patriots. Seymour? What exactly did he do in Oakland? Woody? Meh. Mankins? Again, used up and out of the league. Lawyer Malloy? Willie McGinest? Non factors. About the only guy who did anything was TY Law for a few seasons. Welkers done, Stork may be too.

    The proof is in the results. 13 Division titles, 10 conference championship appearances, 6 Super Bowls in the Belichick era. Anyone questioning his ability to build and maintain a winning roster is just plain talking to listen to himself speak. Sounding foolish while he does.

  27. campcouch says:
    Aug 25, 2016 6:24 PM
    Too bad he can’t play QB for the first 4 games.
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    Denver should have picked him up. He’s already better at QB than the stiffs they got impersonating NFL QB’s.

  28. As I remember Sheard was going to be a bust as well….

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    Getting rid of Sheard was a mistake…Mingo, not so much.

    Another Farmer bust.

  29. Hopefully, this is a diamond-in-the-rough finding like Ninkovich, Butler, Talib, etc. and not a failed roll of the dice like Haynesworth, Easley, etc. Pats were about to cut Stork and got a conditional 7th rounder. Browns appeared (apparently) to be near cutting Mingo and got a 5th rounder.

  30. It amazes me that more teams don’t go after talented players like Mingo who have had a rough start to their careers. Of course, Mingo could continue to be a bust with the Pats, but there’s a good chance that a player like this just needs a change of scenery and probably realizes this might be his last chance to make a career of it. The Pats have probably had better success with this strategy than they have with the 5th or 6th round picks that they give up for these castaways.

  31. pftfan says:
    Aug 25, 2016 3:32 PM

    Hey, remember when everyone though Belichick was going to fix Tim Tebow and turn him into an NFL Quarterback?
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    Nope

  32. He refused to do the bench press at the combine and at his pro day. Very weak upper body, can’t get around tackles in the big boy league. BUST….

  33. lintremover says:
    Aug 25, 2016 3:59 PM
    Way to finally get rid of this scrub. Watched him since he was drafted and dude is just BAD. A huge big time bust that will be out of the NFL in another 2 years. I am stunned the Browns got a 5th rounder for him, just WOW. He has had a horrible camp and was for sure they would cut him at the end of preseason. The Pats are stupid and the Browns continue gutting out their sorry roster and stocking draft picks.
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    I bet you said the same thing about Akeem Ayers too. NE is where players go to resurrect their careers and Cleveland is where they go to die.

  34. Its called value.
    The Patriots get to see if they can get more success then the Browns did out of a player that was the 6th pick in the 1st round of the 2013 draft in exchange for a 5th round pick.

    Patriots have to take some chances to make up for the stolen 1st round draft pick.

    Roger Goodell would probably have used another naturally occurring weather situation to steal that 5th round draft pick anyway.

    Anyone seen the 2015 PSI information yet?

  35. What New England does better than most is they find out what a guy CAN do and utilize that skill. They seldom ask a player to do things that he can’t do. BB has said many times when a player doesn’t work out in New England that it doesn’t mean he can’t play, he’s just not a fit here. He’s also said about new players coming in, “we’ll get him in here and see how he fits what we do”. I’m guessing that they see something in Mingo they think will fit well here. 5th round picks are important to the Patriots, they don’t toss them around as though there’s no value.

  36. Lots of the usual blather about all the bad picks and trades Belichick makes. Then the same clowns go off again when he lets the same player walk away after they produce for him but get too expensive. 8 bowls, 6 rings is all you need to know.

  37. Finding players who can do the job BB wants for the right price is sound strategy to me. Low risk with possible high reward. I don’t coach or manage an NFL franchise, but even I can see wasting cap space for years to come on anyone but a QB isn’t worth it. Not a Pats fan at all, but once you have a franchise QB like they do, their stockpiling of reasonably cheap talent and letting big money guys walk obviously is the way to go! Holding on to a freak talent like Gronk helps.

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