New England Patriots player stats: 5 bold predictions
3. Barkevious Mingo will lead team in forced fumbles.
This prediction is based off of Mingo’s monstrous performance in the preseason finale against the New York Giants. In one possession alone, Mingo forced not one, but two fumbles. When Mingo wasn’t forcing fumbles, he was doing everything else right; timing snaps and slamming into the backfield, flying around all over the field and most of all, displaying a knack for locating the football on the ball carrier while tackling.
3 things we liked about Barkevious Mingo in preseason finale
Much like Jamie Collins, Mingo possesses a desirable trifecta of traits: size, speed and power. Usually, you only get to pick two of those characteristics, but guys like Mingo and Collins separate themselves from the pack by bringing all three to the table. As a result, Mingo will be neck-and-neck with Collins for the team lead in forced fumbles all year, which is saying something because Collins led the entire NFL in that stat last season.
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