Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina
Grade: 7.0PH (Grading Scale)
Hands: 9 5/8″ Arms: 31 1/2″
40: 4.66 10: 1.65 Bench: 28 Reps Vert: 34.5″ Broad: 9’1″ 3-Cone: 6.83
Strengths: Good size/speed ratio, should run in the 4.7 range – Excellent leaping ability – Sudden laterally and shows a nice first step – Has a variety of rush moves, conversion from speed to power catches linemen off-guard – Plays a lot of different positions, could play 3-4 OLB, but has played some 4-3 DE and 4-3 DT – Looks comfortable dropping back into coverage, also able to redirect TE’s at the line – Driven to perform and produce – Team captain – Might easily go in the top 15 picks.
Weaknesses: Violent moves cause him to lose balance, was on the ground a lot – Seems unaware of the play happening around him at times, doesn’t locate the ball particularly well and was often caught off-guard by double teams, pulls, etc… – Pass rush ran very hot and cold, was stoned at times by TE’s and FB’s – Classic ‘tweener, not sure he has a true position to play right now.
Last Updated: March 3rd, 2012