CLEVELAND - Nothing else is in rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo’s way but some blockers.
The Browns signed the No. 6 overall pick from LSU in this year’s NFL draft to a four-year contract Sunday. The deal, which is worth over $16 million, includes a team option in the fifth year.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Mingo played in 40 games at LSU with 15 starts. He re­cor­ded 119 tackles and 15 sacks.
Mingo played defensive end in college, but will switch to outside linebacker in new coordinator Ray Horton’s 3-4, multi front alignment.
 Mingo has heard skeptics say he’s too light to play linebacker in the pros and will have a difficult time against bigger, stronger offensive linemen. However, Mingo insists his weight won’t be an issue, and the Browns are confident his exceptional quickness will give him an advantage.