Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
So far this season, Barkevious Mingo hasn't put up the type of stats many were expecting, as he's racked up just one sack and 16 tackles in six games.
Still, if you've actually watched LSU play this season, then you know just how special of a talent Mingo really is, regardless of his numbers.
The 6'5'', 240-pound junior truly deserves the label of "physical freak." Mingo is a tenacious and explosive edge-rusher who possesses similar physical attributes to recent coveted pass-rushing prospects Bruce Irvin and Aldon Smith.
Since he's only been playing organized football since high school, the Louisiana native is still noticeably raw and unrefined. Plus, he still has to add some more bulk to his lanky frame.
Obviously, though, young, gifted pass-rushers such as Mingo don't come along very often. There are certainly plenty of NFL teams who would love the chance to groom the potential future Pro Bowler.
With the versatility to line up as either a 4-3 defensive end or a 3-4 rush linebacker in the pros, it will be interesting to see what type of defensive system the potential top-10 pick eventually ends up in.