Mingo could have gone where he went if he had gone to LSU, Bama, or Ole Miss
The first pick in the draft was from Central Michigan. I would argue Mingo could have gone first round if he went to La Tech. Maybe not as high, but there is no way to tell.
The debate here is kind of a nature vs nurture one. I think that nature, natural athletic ability is the biggest factor in guys being drafted. Sure coaching matters but NFL coaches will coach guys up as well.
Bottom line is LSU's rep as a DLU and the coaching we offer is a major plus, but that does not mean a guy can't get good coaching somewhere else, including programs that aren't as good or teams not know for great defense. And the posters (not Project of course) that argue GW would be hurting himself by going to A&M need to keep that in mind when arguing Robinson should come to LSU.
FTR: I think Robinson has just as good a chance of being a first round pick if he comes to LSU as anywhere else that may have had more OLman drafted in the first round recently.
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