Draft Profile: BioJonathan Mingo from Brandon High School was named Class 6A First-Team All-State, played in the 2018 Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game and was named FOX 40 SportsDeck Player of the Year. He caught 77 passes for 1,451 yards and 14 TDs as a senior (2018) and finished his high school career with 2,492 receiving yards and 23 TDs and a result was selected to 2019 Under Armour All-American Game.
Following high school, Mingo opted to join Ole Miss after having multiple offers from big schools where in his first year saw action in 12 games for the Rebels as he made 12 receptions for a decent 172 yards for an average of 14.3 yards per reception, with one TD, and only QB rating when targeted of 54.8.
As a sophomore in 2020 he played 10 games and had a solid 27 catches for 379 yards for an average of 14.0 yards per catch, with 3 TDs, but just a QB rating when targeted of 59.1
As a junior in 2021 he played 6 games and hauled in catches for 360 yards for an average of 15.7 yards per catch, with 3 TDs, and a much-improved QB rating when targeted of 96.4. As a result, he made the preseason All-SEC second team (Phil Steele) and was handed a spot on the Preseason All-SEC third team (Athlon).
As a senior in 2022 he played 12 games and had an impressive 48 catches for 808 yards for an average of 16.8 yards per catch, 5 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 100.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- He’s broad-shouldered, long-limbed and a smooth athlete who showed the ability to make plays downfield.
- Has top focus and does a nice job catching the ball in stride. Decisive runner who doesn't go down easily despite his size.
- Mingo plays with a smoothness and balance, and Mingo shows a knack for setting up defensive backs.
- Mingo transitions quickly from receiver to runner, and he has enough speed to threaten the seam
- He’s equally dangerous in catch-and-run situations as he is taking the top off a defense
- Is a much better deep threat than his timed forty would suggest, and will tend to get faster the deeper he gets
- Is an impressive blocker - can pancake DBs on running plays
- Has a knack for getting open and is a quarterback's best friend - passers just need to toss the ball in his area and he'll come down with it.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- He’s not going to consistently threaten to take the top off of a defense
- He’ll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage
- Mingo lacks the quick twitch to create separation off the line.
- Has had issues with consistency and has had a number of focus drops
- Broke his foot in practice preparing for Alabama in 2021. Has overall struggled to stay healthy.
- As a route runner he needs to improve - his technique is only average
Player ComparisonDeebo Samuel - 49ers
Scouting Report: SummaryMingo is a super tough wideout who will dominate smaller corners. Has the ability to be a mismatch in the screen game and reminds us of Deebo Samuel in the way he runs over defenders. He's an athletic leaper who performs well in contested catch situations and so will likely have success in the red zone. He however is far from a complete player as Mingo has inconsistent hands and is raw as a route runner.
Mingo currently looks like a third-round pick, however, if he can demonstrate more consistency in his play during the second half of 2022 expect him to go higher come the 2023 NFL Draft.
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