Mark Ingram Scouting Report

Mark Ingram RB Alabama #22

Ht: 5’10

Wt: 215

Built like a true feature back. A physical, downhill runner. Adequate speed. Shows good hands as a receiver out of the backfield. Good vision, and is a patient runner. A hard worker and is well-liked by teammates and the coaching staff.
Missed two games in 2010 with a knee injury. Not very elusive; doesn’t make guys miss and doesn’t have the overpowering strength to consistently break tackles. Takes awhile to get to full speed.
Son of former Giants receiver Mark Ingram… Ingram won the 2009 Heisman Trophy, but by the end of the year he wasn’t even the best running back on his own team (Trent Richardson overtook him – see Auburn game for evidence where Ingram was benched down the stretch). In 2010, they shared the load, but Ingram was not nearly as dominant. His overall stats look good, but he struggled against the better teams on Alabama’s schedule. He’s certainly built like a feature back and has shown flashes of greatness, but I worry about his ability to hold up over the course of a season in the NFL. His running style generates a lot of wear and tear. The potential is certainly there, but I would have a hard time justifying spending a 1st-round pick on a guy like Ingram. He’s a solid 2nd-round option, but not someone I can confidently say will be an impact player over the next 5-7 years. I would feel more confident drafting him if my team already had a decent running back in place to split carries with Ingram.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 1 Comment

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