General manager A.J. Smith followed up a successful navigation of the 2012 free-agency market with an excellent draft class that has the potential to return the Chargers to elite status in the AFC.
Ingram was a top-10 player on some draft boards, making him potentially the steal of the draft.
"I was at his pro day, and everyone in the crowd couldn't believe his workout," NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. "He can play standing up, and in San Diego he will be moved everywhere on the field. This is a playmaker."
"I consider this a part of luck," Smith said, "because when I see what I consider a bonus pick, outside our cluster, it's luck. He's a mean, nasty man, extremely physical with a great motor."
The Bolts moved up in the third round to secure Taylor, who they liked enough to consider grabbing in the second round, according to ESPN.com.