Melvin Ingram 2012 Draft profile: Future Seahawks sack machine?

Short Arms? Big Deal!

Seahawks NFL draft preview: Melvin Ingram

If Melvin Ingram (South Carolina) drops to the Seattle Seahawks at 12 he is a guy who Seattle should seriously consider drafting.

Height: 6-1 Weight: 264
Position: OLB/DE
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
40 Time: 4.79

A player with the talents that Melvin Ingram possesses should be a top 5 or at-least top 10 pick in any draft, yet he might fall to the Seahawks at 12.

The reason?

Because he’s small and has short little T-Rex arms.

Well, T-Rex was one bad ass dinosaur and Melvin Ingram may have T-Rex arms but they are T-Rex ninja arms. He has extremely quick hands that he uses to fight off opposing players and keep them from getting inside on his body to block him.

I did say Courtney Upshaw’s hand speed won’t give him the advantage it did in college in the NFL but Ingrams hand speed is elite and he doesn’t give the lineman such a big target to get in on.

Melvin Ingram is a high motor guy. He never takes plays off and doesn’t stop till the echo of the whistle.

Pete Carroll values effort as much if not more than anyone.

You know what else Pete Carroll and John Schneider value? Versatile Athletes!

Ingram just happens to be one.

Though he is viewed as a perfect fit for a 3-4 outside linebacker I see a player who will succeed in the NFL with his hand on the ground at the LEO position.

Melvin Ingram

Melvin Ingram 2012 Seahawks 1st round draft pick?

You can drop the guy into coverage, you can put him on special teams and watch him make big plays.

At South Carolina he was even on the Hands Team for onside kicks.

I value smart athletes, especially since the Seahawks got bit by drafting a player high in the draft who wasn’t football smart. (Not going to mention him by name as I”ve already forgotten it)

Melvin is a smart player with great awareness.

He has a unique ability to feel the play before it happens and then uses his athleticism to get into position to make the play.

Rarely will you see him out of position. I know this is repetitive but Pete Carroll values sound football players.

I already mentioned Melvin’s quick hands, well he has quick feet as well and a top notch spin move he uses to get after the quarterback.

Though Melvin Ingram may not posses the measurables of some other players in the draft he is my number 1 rated draft prospect for the Seahawks.

I feel that if he drops to them they must pull the trigger and draft this sack machine who will make plays all over the field.

Height: 6-1 Weight: 264
Position: OLB/DE
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
40 Time: 4.79



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  • Rylewa

    Being a high school QB he also has a pretty good arm to go with his speed and running ability. It would be interesting seeing him take a couple of snaps at wild cat QB or FB.

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