re: Replacing our DEs / Incoming DEs (Posted on 11/12/12 at 4:56 pm to lob1284)
quote: Mingo needs to come back to get bigger and stronger. He's definitely not 240 like he's listed, he's smaller than last year since he couldn't really work out all summer with the neck surgery. That combined with the ankle injury i think have affected him all year. IMO if he comes back and gets stronger he could have the year next year he was projected to this year and put himself right back in that conversation.
I sort of agree here. As it stands I think Mingo is a late 1st/early 2nd. If he packed on 20 lbs like Sam M did last offseason and has an 8 sack season, he is top 10 without a doubt. But, even being a late 1st would be tough to turn down.
I don't know why Mingo didn't put weight on over the offseason or whether he really tried. I believe he actually lost some weight.