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Melvin Ingram
Int Yds TDs
2 8 0
Team: South Carolina GamecocksHeight: 6-2 Born: 4/26/1989
Position: DEWeight: 271 Hometown: Hamlet, NC
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Jr


Scouting Report
It doesn't seem to matter where Ingram is lined up when the ball is snapped, as he'll get himself into position to make a play. Ingram's versatility made him a standout at South Carolina, and it likely will make him a potential star in the NFL as well. He has the speed to play linebacker, which will allow him to stop the run and even drop back into shallow pass coverage. Combining that speed with his strength gives teams the option to place him at defensive end, allowing him to beat linemen on the pass rush or chase down the ball carrier in the running game. Ingram's agility also can be utilized at the tackle position to stuff the run or make his way into the backfield. The team that drafts Ingram will have an immediate contributor who can play multiple positions with a high level of skill, and his draft stock continues to rise because of it. He followed up a solid nine-sack season in 2010 with 10 sacks in 2011, adding 48 tackles and two interceptions, showing the versatility he's been lauded for heading into the draft. As a freshman in 2007, he even returned five kicks for an average of 18.0 yards. Ingram is consistently around the ball no matter where he's located at the snap, and he's likely a top-10 pick on draft day.

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2011 SC  13 2 87 43.5 1 0 0 - 0
Career   52 2 87 43.5 1 0 0 - 0

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2007 SCar  12 0 0 0
2009 SC  13 0 0 0
2010 SC  14 0 0 0
2011 SC  13 2 8 0
Career   52 2 8 0

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2007 SCar  12 0 0 - 0 5 90 18.0 0
Career   52 0 0 - 0 5 90 18.0 0

Defensive Logs

Date Opp Int Yds TDs
9/3/2011 ECU 1 3 0
10/1/2011 Auburn 1 5 0