Barkevious Mingo spoke to the media for the first time as a Cleveland Brown. Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer relayed Mingo's comments via Twitter.
• Mingo talked about the team, a new teammate and his visit to Cleveland prior to the draft:
#Browns Mingo on Kruger: "Terrific defensive end, it's going to be hard for offensive linemen to try to slide one way or the other.''— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) April 26, 2013
#Browns Mingo wants to change Cle's losing ways: "Get to the quarterback, cause turnovers and win games.''— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) April 26, 2013
• He also seems to have the level of confidence you want from a sixth overall pick:
#Browns Mingo said "I think I'm the best-rusher'' in the draft. Hopes to show it first game.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) April 26, 2013
#Browns Mingo stressed again that it was his job to contain the many mobile quarterbacks he played this season, limited sacks.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) April 26, 2013
• Despite his attire, Mingo said he had no idea the Browns were going to draft him: