Mingo is the best of the small group just mentioned at setting the edge. He's further along than everyone else and is somewhat underrated in that area.
I just wanted to apologize, Mr. Cat.
I just watched each of the "fantastic 4" in their respective bowl games (minus Oregon, couldn't find that). What I came away with was, Barkevious Mingo is the best prospect...by far. He doesn't stop running, and is surprisingly strong for his size. If college ball was two-hand touch Mingo would have had twenty sacks in that game. His spin move doesn't always work, but it's nice to see him trying different things. He actually tries to split defenders in a double team, or work his way off of one. Ansah will just occupy them. Jones pulls back and kinda jogs around. And I didn't see Jordan getting double-teamed in the game I watched.
What was most impressive, was Mingo's ability to find the ball and pursue it at the correct angle. I saw Jones tackle a guy who didn't have the ball. Ansah rarely got to the QB but was there when the pocket came to him, and Jordan does an outside speed & reach maneuver. Mingo was bull-rushing an OT that must have had 60lbs on him, and he was walking him back. His stunts are incredible, his technique is refined (and can only get better) and dude shoots out of a cannon.
I'm sorry for questioning Mingo's ability. He is clearly the pick at #9 if he's still there.
Rex has been talking about how Mo Wilk and Coples push the pocket back, and how he needs a guy to push the QB forward. Well, Mingo's best trick is getting the QB to step up into the pocket. He is so fast that he provides that back-to-front pressure. I think his presence here would do wonders for our pass rush, and not just from a single-player perspective. I really think Mingo would make our other pass rushers (Mo & Co) better..
Edited by Greenseed4, 01 March 2013 - 07:52 PM.