In his first day of rookie camp, outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo exhibited the quickness that helped make him the No. 6 overall pick.

While speed is one of Mingo’s greatest assets – particularly his initial burst – he can’t outrun questions about his weight. His lean frame became the topic of conversation again Friday as he donned a Browns helmet for the first time and joined fellow rookies on the practice fields.

Some believe the edge rusher must pack on pounds to play effectively at the NFL level. He is listed at 6-4, 240 pounds. Six of the 25 questions Mingo answered Friday concerned his weight and his diet.

“Whatever they ask me to do I’ll do,” Mingo said about the potential of bulking up. “As far as how much, I think I can hold a pretty good bit and still be effective. “

Mingo added he doesn’t consider himself “skinny” and that he eats whatever he desires, although he’s eliminated fast food. Asked if too much was made of his slender frame, Mingo responded: “Exactly. You hit, you catch, you tackle. It’s football.”

Coach Rob Chudzinski downplayed the issue, but said players will be assigned optimal weights before training camp. He’s not looking for Mingo to add 15 or 20 pounds.