By glenn erby

Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo has yet to play a down in the NFL, but he’ s definitely brought his LSU swagger along with him to the league.

The Browns signed Paul Kruger, and Desmond Bryant via free agency, then drafted Mingo No. 6 overall in April’s draft.

Mingo is confident in his new surroundings, and told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Browns could be the NFL’s best defense in 2013.

“If everything is going well, I think this defense could be the best in the league,” Mingo said Tuesday, according to The Plain Dealer.

“We have a lot of players that can contribute and help this team win. We’ve got a lot of rushers,” Mingo added. “We’ve got corners on the back end. We’ve got D-linemen that can hold those blocks and get off and make plays. We’ve got linebackers that can come up and tackle the run and get back in coverage as well. So we have a lot of tools that we can use.”

New defensive coordinator Ray Horton will definitely have them playing physical and making plays around the ball.

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