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Melvin Ingram No. 6
At 6'1" and 264 pounds, Melvin Ingram is viewed as a tweener at the next level: a little short to play defensive end but a little top heavy to play outside linebacker.
But his build only tells half the story.
Ingram can do nearly everything. In college he played every single defensive line position as well as scored a 68-yard touchdown on a fake punt, out-jumped everyone to recover an onside kick and returned kicks (his freshman year).
He has gained a lofty reputation for his non-stop motor, big hits, timely plays and athleticism. In the NFL, he will be known simply as a playmaker.
As a pass-rusher he has an incredible mix of speed and power that will draw comparisons to Dwight Freeney.
He will not be able to cover the NFL's shifty backs or the tallest tight ends one-on-one, but he should excel in zone coverage where he can use his instincts to be one step ahead of the offense.
Ingram's versatility will make him an instant contributor and a Defensive Rookie of the Year favorite.