Prospect Profile: OLB Melvin Ingram

An overview, including video, of a potential first-round prospect in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft.

OLB Melvin Ingram
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OLB Melvin Ingram
South Carolina
6-2, 264

Combine Numbers

40 yard dash: 4.79
Bench press: 28 reps
Vertical jump: 34.5
Broad jump: 9-1
Shuttle: 4.18
Three-cone: 6.83

Projected: 1st round

As a senior, the first-time starter earned All-American honors by tying the school's single-season sacks record with 10 while adding 15 tackles for losses, six quarterback hits and two interceptions. He started just once as a junior but had nine sacks. He scored three touchdowns as a senior, including 68 yards on a fake punt.

Ingram has bull-rushing power and around-the-corner quickness.

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