Originally Posted by Steel Glory
I don't think anyone is worried about his athletic ability, but he didn't perform on the field. During the interviews he admitted to taking plays off and not playing his fullest. That's what turns people off about him. I believe Sam Montgomery was the same.
This. Mingo never even had more than 8 sacks in a given season, and even that was only once in 2011, this past year he only had 4.5 and his freshman year isn't even worth talking about. 8 sacks doesn't usually buy you a top 20 draft selection, especially considering he was a DE and all he had to do was pass-rush. Jarvis Jones had as many sacks this year as Mingo did in 3, and Jarvis was also dropping into coverage on plays. Mingo has first round talent but seems like someone who is lazy to me. We complain enough about Woodley and Mingo's work ethic seems even worse given his stats and interviews.
Maybe if we drafted him we'd whip him into a harder worker but right now I'm not big on his character.