Drafted sixth overall, the junior is one of the more explosive athletes among the front seven draft prospects.
The 6-foot-4, 241-pounder projects best to outside linebacker because of his size. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds at the
Mingo visited the Browns as well as the
Among the projected first-round draft pick's private workouts: the
Last season, Mingo was named second-team All-
He was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection as a sophomore with 15 tackles for losses and eight sacks.
As an All-Southeastern Conference freshman selection, Mingo had 35 tackles, 5 1/2 for losses and 2 1/2 sacks.
Mingo draws high marks for athleticm as an explosive edge pass rusher.
Mingo has a fairly lean build, so he projects better to outside linebacker in the NFL for 3-4 schemes.
After cutting former NFL Defensive Player of the Year outside linebacker
That continued the run on pass rushers in the
Jones had predicted that he would go to the Steelers, joining them with the 17th overall selection.
Jones is an accomplished player whose draft stock was depressed a bit by a slow 40-yard dash time: 4.9 seconds.
Plus, the USC transfer dealt with medical questions that were eventually checked out. He was diagnosed with stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column.
He emerged as a consensus All-American and All-Southeastern Conference selection as a sophomore.
He had 70 tackles, 19 1/2 for losses and 13 1/2 sacks.
Last season, the junior had 14 1/2 sacks and 24 1/2 tackles for losses to set school records and forced seven fumbles. He also recorded 85 tackles, an interception and was a finalist for the Bednarik, Lombardi, Nagurski, Butkus and Lott awards.
Jones isn't regarded as very athletic, but plays faster than his stopwatch speed.
Much like Harrison, Jones is regarded as a heavy-handed nasty football player who beats offensive tackles with his toughness and instincts.
Now, they've doubled up at the position by selecting versatile Notre Dame tight end
Eifert is a sure-handed 6-foot-5, 252-pounder who caught 50 passes for 685 yards and four touchdowns last season to win the Mackey Award given to the nation's top tight end.
Eifert often split out at wide receiver and drew high marks for his pass patterns, concentration and body control.
As asophomore, he caught 63 passes for 803 yards and five touchdowns.
Although Eifert isn't regarded as great athlete, he has a knack for getting open and making difficult, conteted catches. He has drawn favorable comparisons to Steelers veteran tight end
Eifert was regarded as a clean prospect, meaning no injuries or character concerns.