2013 Draft Profile – DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo

Back in 2009, a web blog ran a contest asking its readers to vote for the “best” name in the world of sports.

The winner was a freshman at Louisiana State University – Barkevious Mingo.

Four years later, Mingo and his unusual first name are going to grab more headlines as the LSU defensive end is headed for selection among the top 10 picks in the 2013 NFL Draft. Athletically, he may be the best talent in this draft class, as he combines speed, quickness and strength in one package that will likely play outside linebacker in the NFL. He’s also proven over his time in Baton Rouge to be a willing if not gifted student and a team leader, concerned about his teammates and those in the community.

Here’s a profile of the man with the one of a kind name, Barkevious Mingo.

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