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Yeah, should be Barkevious Mingo - DE - LSU. I never get that kid's name right. I probably watch more Big 10 games than is healthy for you. I'm a PSU grad. Like to keep up on the league. Adams seems to play well in the games I watch. Of course, I can probably out run many wr's in the league. And, I just turned 51. I thought Hopkins stepped it up when Sammy Watkins was suspended. I'm just skeptical of everything I see in the Big 12. Zero defense in that league. I know the ACC isn't much better. But, when a wr runs free into the secondary with nobody covering him. I don't really think it's a good play by him.
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