One prospect improved his stock this season was South Carolina’s Melvin Ingram, who entered his senior campaign as a third- or fourth-rounder, but is now a top-flight linebacker and defensive end.
The very talented Ingram could tremendously improve the Seahawks front line, and could provide a tremendous boost to the pass rush of Seattle, which has been lacking the past few years.
His versatility will allow him to switch between defensive tackle and outside linebacker at the next level, depending on the scheme. Ingram is a great athlete and seems to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time to make the big play, and that is a dimension the Seattle front seven is in search for.
Ingram's unique abilities could help Seattle's defense become elite, adding to the three Pro Bowlers they already have.
Alternative: Quinton Coples, DE, UNC
The Seattle Seahawks will consider trading this pick unless a player they love is available. Quinton Coples could be that type of person.
This would be the largest possibility if Ingram comes off the board at seven to the Jaguars, though concerns about Coples' desire and motor could deter Pete Carroll from drafting him.