2012 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about MELVIN INGRAM: South Carolina, 6014 264 4.74. Started 14 games over his career. Collected 19 sacks and 26 tackles for loss over the past two years. Explosive first step quickness. Was responsible for several splash plays in 2011 including three touchdowns scored, one a 68-yard run for a touchdown on a fake punt versus Georgia. He also intercepted two passes. He displayed his versatility in the Gamecocks’ scheme by playing up or down in a 3-point stance while moving around from tackle to end to linebacker. Too small to be a 4-3 end. Can’t see and has short arms. Lacks ballast in the run game. Ingram struggles against big wide-bodied offensive tackles who swallow him up. Jermarcus Hardrick #50 (6043, 323) from Nebraska, walled him off. Undersized pass rushers get worn out through a long NFL season. Big guards and centers give him problems in confined areas on the line of scrimmage. When he gets bounced from the inside he hustles outside in pursuit to get in on the play. Struggles in the one on one battles on the line of scrimmage. In the Clemson game he was ineffective on the edge, but productive on rushes versus the guards when he lined up at defensive tackle. The downside of being versatile is never having the opportunity to master one position. His instincts appear to be off when he is transitioning from one position to another. When he sees the ball he accelerates to it, but when he is asked to cover a wheel pass route he is at a definite disadvantage. Prior to his senior year he struggled with consistency, the ability to take on and shed blocks. A ball club will have a definite plan in mind before they draft him. Has an injury history that includes a broken foot in 2008, broken hand in 2010, and a foot injury in 2011 that he played through. 2011 stats: 48 tackles, 15 TFL, 10 sacks, 2 PBU, 1 FR. Edge speed:left 2.12, right 2.57. OSR:11/25. First round. (A- 30 1/2, H-9 5/8, BP-28, 10-1.65).