For the second day in a row, the New England Patriots did some wheeling and dealing, acquiring Barkevious Mingo from the Cleveland Browns.
My co-editor Cyrus Geller gave you the scoop earlier this afternoon on the news; right now, we’re going to walk through three ripple effects of the Patriots snagging Mingo.
First off, let’s remember Mingo’s NFL story.
The No. 6 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft has been largely a disappointment through three seasons; Mingo’s sack total has dropped from five in 2013 to two in 2014 to absolutely none last season. The Browns tried him as a pass rusher and as a pass defender, but neither have worked.
However, the Patriots are hoping to turn Mingo’s career around, much like they are with the player drafted immediately after Mingo back in 2013, Jonathan Cooper. Let’s take a look at the three ripple effects caused by Mingo’s addition to the roster:
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