Melvin Ingram Scouting Report

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Melvin Ingram Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: SEC
School: South Carolina Gamecocks
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #6
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 276 lbs.
Drafted 1.18 in 2012 by SD

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.79
Bench press28
Vertical jump34.5
Broad jump9'1
Three-cone drill6.83
20-yard shuttle4.18

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

After an injury-plagued start to his career at South Carolina, Ingram has been on fire the past two seasons despite playing on an extremely deep defensive line. The defensive end started just one game as a junior in 2010, but played in all 14 games and led the team with nine sacks. Ingram is also out front from his Gamecock teammates in both sacks (5.5) and tackles for loss (nine) through seven games this year. A senior who redshirted in 2008 due to a broken foot, Ingram also has two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Ingram has decent size at 6'2'' and 276 pounds, but where he excels is the athleticism department. As shown by several incredible plays in 2011, the Hamlet, NC native is a top-notch athlete. He generally runs around a 4.80 in the 40-yard dash, but has been clocked as fast as 4.72 from that distance. His speed, though, is deceptive and offensive linemen probably think he can run a lot faster than his 40 times. Ingram has a quick first step and a great nose for the football, but he must improve his tackling and could add some bulk as he heads to the next level. While he looks like a third-round selection right now, Ingram could play his way into the second.

Last Updated Oct-26-2011 by Ricky Dimon

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