I rarely agree with Todd McShay when it comes to his mocks - but here we are.
9 (New York Jets)
New York Jets (6-10)
Analysis: I have no problem with Mingo as a top-10 pick. His lack of sack production is being overemphasized, as he often faced extra attention from double-teams. In multiple games I saw on tape, he was limited in a gap-discipline game plan to limit mobile quarterbacks.
Yes, he needs to get bigger and stronger to hold up better against the run. He also needs to improve his speed-to-power rush, but he is an explosive pass-rusher already, and his motor is always running. He is athletic enough to occasionally drop into coverage, but he will get paid to get after the QB. That's exactly what the Jets need on defense.
First lets have a look at the players who were already taken:
Star Lotulelei, Luke Joeckel, Sharrif Floyd, Dee Milliner, Ezekiel Ansah, Dion Jordan, Geno Smith and Eric Fisher.
So two of the main candidates were already taken with Dion Jordan and Ezekiel Ansah, however I've never been a massive fan of Mingo. I watched a fair few LSU games last year and I didn't see Mingo get doubled all that much. Statistics are not the most important indicator of talent by any means but I just can't see him as a top 10 selection, as I just don't see him as an elite talent.
If the board fell like this and we decided to stick at #9, although not the popular choice I wouldn't mind taking Chance Warmack (18th in this mock). I would take Jarvis Jones (17th) over Mingo too, I would also take Patterson (20th), Cooper (12th) and Lane Johnson (11th) over Mingo. Needless to say I'm not his biggest fan and I would be disappointed if we ended up with this draft.