Photo of Melvin Ingram
Grade
90.5 ?
  • 4.79 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 109.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.83 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.18 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 264LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Ingram is one of the most athletically gifted prospects in this year’s class. He came to South Carolina as an inside linebacker and has since played in various positions across the front seven. Ingram’s motor, athleticism and technique allow him to bring dynamic playmaking ability to an NFL defense, whether he lines up at defensive tackle or defensive end. Some believe he could be moved to outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme to rush the passer and overpower offensive tackles. There is a chance he continues rising up boards and is potentially selected in the first round of the draft.

Analysis

Strengths

Versatility. Ingram has an uncommon blend of speed and overall athleticism for a big man. Parlayed with a strong motor and instincts that have allowed him to lineup in numerous positions across the field, Ingram is around the ball often. He is quick off the snap and technically refined working the line of scrimmage, the type of lineman who can continuously defeat blocks to play the run or pass and make plays.

Weaknesses

The weaknesses in Ingram’s play as a defensive tackle are all about physical limitations such as height, weight and arm length. His short arms and size make it tough for him to eliminate double teams playing inside, and there are uncertainties about his effectiveness there at the next level. He'll also have to prove he has the first step to play defensive end and the movement skills to be moved to linebacker.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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