Barkevious Mingo's NFL debut has been delayed.
CLEVELAND - Fans are welcoming the new player for the Cleveland Browns.
The team chose LSU linebacker Barkevious Mingo as the number six pick in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night.
The crowd watching the draft at First Energy Stadium cheered when the Browns chose Mingo. Most are unfamiliar with him and many want to learn more about him
Already some fans are excited about Mingo's name alone.
Someone posted a picture on Flickr it showed Mingo digitally placed in a Brown's uniform. It read: "Welcome to the Browns! Barkevious Mingo: the dawg-father."
One person even wrote on Mingo's Facebook fan page, amid the congratulations posts, "bring the bark back to the dog pound."
Some of Mingo's new teammates are tweeting out as well.
Quarterback Brandon Weeden tweeted: "congrats buddy. Glad to have you on board."
Cornerback Joe Haden at least tried to send his new teammate a message. He tweeted: "does Mingo have a twitter???"
Mingo does and he tweeted as well. He tweeted: "can't be happier to join the Browns. And he ended the tweet with this: #blessed.
Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo returned to practice in a limited role, a significant step in his recovery from a bruised lung.
Cleveland's rookie linebacker remains sidelined with a bruised lung, a "freakish" injury he believes he sustained on the opening kickoff of last week's exhibition against Detroit.
Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo will undergo further medical tests on a bruised lung, an injury that caused him to spit up blood during an exhibition game last week.
There seemed to be four guys wearing No. 51 for the Browns in their exhibition opener.
The Cleveland Browns signed linebacker Barkevious Mingo to a four-year contract, with a fifth-year club option, the team announced on Sunday.
The Browns introduced first-round draft pick Barkevious Mingo at the team headquarters on Friday.
Brandon Weeden and Joe Haden welcome new Browns player.
Most Browns fans might have been hoping the team would trade back into the first round and pick up another second-round pick in this year's draft.
The one overriding thing NewsChannel5's Mike Cairns has learned from 13 draft nights in Berea is to always expect the unexpected.