Mark Ingram Scouting Report
Mark Ingram
Mark Ingram - Alabama (HT: 5-10 - WT: 215)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 1 of 30

Positives: Has a great frame and solid bulk... Has enough athletic ability to be effective, can turn the corner... Very good ball security, rarely fumbles... Keeps the ball close to his body... Incredible balance, runs similar to Emmitt Smith... Runs with great pad level, very low and defenders rarely get a good shot on him... Compact runner, bounces off tackles... Game translates well to the NFL... Never stops moving his legs, gets an amazing amount of yards after contact... Had 1,075 yards after contact in 2009, over 50 percent of his total yardage... Very good at reading the hole and waiting for his blockers... Solid cut-back runner... Displays good hands out of the backfield, had 53 receptions over the past two years... Played against top level competition at Alabama... Plays up to challenges, averaged nearly 150 yards per game against seven defenses ranked in the nation's top 30 for total defense in 2009, two of his three best games in 2010 were against Arkansas and LSU... Father is Mark Ingram, former New York Giant receiver... Extremely productive when healthy, generated 1,992 yards from scrimmage in 2009 and won the Heisman Trophy... Great character, father is in prison, touching story... Humble on and off the field... Won the Derrick Thomas Community Service Award following 2010 spring practice.

Negatives: Not an elite athlete, just has marginal top-end speed, is not the guy you will draft if you're looking for a home run threat... Needs to work on pass-protection, has the frame to be a good blocker, but takes bad angles and misses a lot of his assignments... Suffered a small hip injury against Auburn in 2009, missed two games in 2010 with a knee injury... Numbers took a huge dive this year, went from 1,658 yards in 2009 to 875 in 2010... Will not contribute at all on special teams... Doesn't have much for open field moves, absorbs a lot of hits... Has taken a beating over the past three years... Some feel he's not even the best running back on his own team.

    Rushing   Receiving
Totals   572 3261 5.7 70 42   60 670 11.2 78 4
2008 Alabama   143 728 5.1 40 12   7 54 7.7 27 0
2009 Alabama   271 1658 6.1 70 17   32 334 10.4 69 3
2010 Alabama   158 875 5.5 54 13   21 282 13.4 78 1

(January 17, -- Auburn has announced that junior WR Darvin Adams has applied to the NFL to enter the 2011 draft. Adams led the Tigers in receiving this past season when he had 52 catches for almost a 1,000 yards and seven TDs. Underclassmen had until Saturdays deadline to apply for early entry to the draft, but names are still dribbling out as no one is obliged to actually make an announcement at that time.
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*A.J. Green
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*Patrick Peterson
*Nick Fairley
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*Da'Quan Bowers
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*Robert Quinn
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