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Ingram contributed in the Saints 24-3 preseason win.
Mark Ingram, the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner, and guided Alabama to the 2009 BCS title, had a more quiet 2010 season, and his draft stock dropped a little. Ingram was the first running back chosen in the 2011 NFL draft.
Last weekend, Ingram got to take the NFL field for the first time. It may be the preseason, but Ingram left his mark. Ingram showed off his power by breaking tackles in the win against the 49ers the same way he did in the SEC while at Alabama.
Ingram scored his first touchdown against the 49ers, where he bounced a defender and spun to score. Ingram carried the ball six times for 23 yards.
Ingram will be one of many Saints running backs this season. The Saints also have Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory and Darren Sproles. We have to wonder how Sean Payton will use the power that Ingram brings to the field.