Melvin Ingram Makes A Visit With The Chargers

By Ernie Padaon


Now we are starting to see some real names making visits with the Chargers. The biggest names that the Chargers have had come visit are all on the defensive side of the ball.

We have had Ronnell Lewis and Dont’a Hightower come to town and we can now add Melvin Ingram to that list. If we want to get Ingram, we would have to make a leap in the draft because Ingram is projected to be gone in the top ten picks.

Ingram is considered one of the best defensive players in this draft. He killed it in the combine and has been a productive college player. Here is his scouting report from Pro Football Weekly:

Upside:• Leverages the edge and can stack the run• Strong bull power• Highly athletic• Natural bender• Fluid mover• Quick-handed• Very effective swim move

Downside:• Short arms• Only one-year starter• Can be late to locate the ball• Lacks bulk as an inside nickel rusher• Inconsistent motor• Spoiled and a bit immature early

The Way We See It:A powerfully-built leverage rusher with intriguing versatility to fit inside or outside in a “40” front, Ingram could even stand up as a 3-4 outside linebacker and his versatility is a shining plus that will drive up his value.

He is a versatile player and can be moved all around the defense. We could use a player like that, but would he be worth the move up the draft to get him?