Haha yea he did. And not just him, but a lot of people thought Mingo would suck in the NFL, because of his "lack of production" at LSU. Well, hes playing a diff position than he was at LSU.3-4 OLB is way more of a natural spot for Mingo than 4-3 DE with hand in the ground was. And also only been playing football since his junior season of high school.
After seeing him play just 1 game, I will go ahead and say Mingo will be the best edge/pass rusher from his draft class.
He played 15-20 plays and had 2 tackles, 1 TFL, a sack, drew 2 holding penalties, and batted a pass down and he almost picked it. Thats very efficient for 15-20 snaps. And also made an impressive play on Ray Rice. They ran a screen pass opposite side of Mingo, there was a lot of space for Rice to work with but Mingo ran him down from behind in pursuit for a minimal gain.
Everything Ive read about Mingos debut was nothing but great things. Very disruptive and active, has a great motor, and his elite speed still shows in the NFL. Kids going to be great
This post was edited on 9/17 at 3:44 pm