Melvin Ingram-Roger Goodell Draft Handshake Video: Watch Commish Bring the Funk

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterApril 27, 2012

The San Diego Chargers made a solid pick in selecting South Carolina's Melvin Ingram with the No. 18 overall pick. He will enter the league with elite swagger after a funky handshake with commissioner Roger Goodell

Ingram has great speed around the edges and uses his hands well to create space and blah, blah, blah. The real treat, at least for draft night, was the handshake shared with the commish. 

Every last prospect that gets drafted is posed with a huge question. To hug, or not to hug? Many can't help themselves when they are given millions to play a game they love. 

Ingram took it to a whole new level when he went with a handshake that Robinson Cano would be happy to have pulled off

I give Ingram a 7.5 for the swagger, but my grade is off the charts for the commish who pulls off a ridiculous level of swagger. 

Goodell looks calm and collected, as if he were giving daps to an old buddy he might see on the golf course. 

I am never able to pull off this kind of handshake, failing very early as a young man that could do the basic patty cake. 

But I now have new respect for Goodell who should receive a standing ovation for his proper form that was cooler than anything I have ever pulled off. 

You want upside? I'll take the commish on his next high five to pull off something really amazing. The swagger award of the night goes to, in an upset, Roger Goodell. 

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