by Weeks on January 16th, 2012 at 11:12 am
As the Jets journey towards the draft in April, I will examine prospects that could potentially be on the Jets' draft board. Please feel free to leave your thoughts or suggest a prospect in the comments.
College: South Carolina
Measurables : 6'2″ 276 lbs
Projected Round : 1st
Ingram has a healthy pass rushing repertoire and can rush from multiple positions. He plays with a good pad level and is difficult to sustain a block against for the duration of a play as his strength and leverage aid him. He disengages from blockers well and has lateral quickness and good closing speed. Against the run he has the strength to anchor in there and has been known to slip double teams to make the tackle. He has good range in pursuit and maintains outside contain. He has had experience in coverage; he has fluid hips, excellent footwork in his backpedal and is very light on his feet. He is a versatile specimen and could play multiple positions and he has a non-stop motor.
Areas of Improvement
He doesn't have the same force against the run as he does the pass, struggling to locate the ball, and is inconsistent coming off the snap. He often leaves his feet attempting tackles and must learn to consistently wrap up his man. His measurables do come into question since he doesn't physically fit into any one position. A lack of starting experience means he will need some fine tuning.
Ingram, while relatively small if we're talking about fitting him in at a certain position, is solid prospect who has the tools to become an excellent pass rusher at the next level. There are some concerns, size aside, about the fundamentals and technique of his game but certainly those are all correctable with coaching.