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Mama's boy: Browns draft pick Barkevious Mingo

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    Cleveland Browns first round draft pick Barkevious Mingo answers questions during his introductory news conference at the NFL football team's practice facility in Berea, Ohio Friday, April 26, 2013. Mingo, defensive end from LSU, was selected sixth overall in Thursday's NFL draft. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) (The Associated Press)

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    Cleveland Browns first round draft pick Barkevious Mingo laughs during his introductory news conference at the NFL football team's practice facility in Berea, Ohio Friday, April 26, 2013. Mingo, defensive end from LSU, was selected sixth overall in Thursday's NFL draft. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) (The Associated Press)

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    Barbara Jordan, mother of Cleveland Browns first round draft pick Barkevious Mingo, videos her son's introductory news conference at the NFL football team's practice facility in Berea, Ohio Friday, April 26, 2013. Mingo, from LSU, was selected sixth overall in Thursday's NFL draft. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan). (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)(AP Photo/Mark Duncan) (The Associated Press)

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    Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski, left, poses with first round draft pick linebacker Barkevious Mingo before an NFL football news conference at the team's practice facility in Berea, Ohio Friday, April 26, 2013. Mingo, from LSU, was selected sixth overall in Thursday's NFL draft. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan). (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) (The Associated Press)

Browns draft pick Barkevious Mingo's mom didn't want him to play football. Now she's proud of her little boy who "likes to eat quarterbacks."

Mingo, the LSU linebacker taken with the No. 6 overall pick by Cleveland in the first round of the NFL draft, was introduced Friday at a news conference at the team's headquarters. Mingo recalled how his mother, Barbara, kept he and his brothers from playing contact sports because she was afraid they would get hurt.

She finally relented and learned quickly she had nothing to worry about — her son was the one inflicting pain.

Mingo, who will wear No. 51 for the Browns, is excited about playing in the pros and "can't wait to get to work."