2011 NFL Combine Results: Mark Ingram Impresses Despite Slow 40 Time
Mark Ingram Runs a 4.62 40-Yard Dash, But Does Enough To Overcome The Time
Top running back prospect Mark Ingram ran his 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds, which is considered average for a running back, and probably a little on the slow side for a top-round prospect.
But no one watching the rest of his drills seemed to care as the NFL Network broke down the rest of his drills and pointed out he could cover 10 yards in less than two seconds, an amazing burst of speed that certainly will keep him in the top part of the first round.
The Combine takes a lot of stats and puts them in columns. This is good for getting measurements and comparing one prospect to another but it doesn't truly show you how good or bad a prospect is. All the Combine does is give you an idea on how each prospect performs certain drills.
Ingram showed through the drills that, overall, he is exactly what he is advertised to be. He has a great burst of speed, cuts and maneuvers well, and should be an excellent running back at the pro level.
We won't know how good Ingram actually will be until he plays, but the Combine didn't hurt his chances to go in the first round.
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