2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Mark Ingram, Alabama


Mark Ingram - RB – Alabama

5-10 215lbs Junior

Stats:

2008- 143 rushes, 728 yards, 12 TDs, 7 catches, 54 yards

2009- 271 rushes, 1658 yards, 17 TDs, 32 catches, 334 yards, 3 TDs

Pros: Ingram is a powerful runner with an ideal frame. Can make himself a hard target and if not wrapped up, bounce off shoulder and arm tackles for big gains. He works great in space and has decent hands catching the ball out of the backfield.

Cons: Isn’t a burner with his speed and struggles running between the tackles. Not overly athletic and works better as part of a tandem backfield. Should work more on pass protection.

Thoughts: I am not as high on Ingram as most, including our own 2011 Big Board, beacuse I think he is a little overrated. His numbers aren’t much different than Glen Coffee (now with the San Fransisco 49ers) put up the year before with 40 less carries. Ingram also failed to keep true freshman Trent Richardson from getting 144 carries. With Roy Upchurch graduated, his 48 carries from last year are up for grabs and I bet Richardson ends up with more of them than Ingram. Ingram isn’t going to carry the load entirely by himself and I don’t see that changing when he jumps to the NFL and Top 15 picks aren’t used on running backs that won’t be taking 25-30 carries a game and still be effective on an All Pro level. And while we are being honest, Ndamukong Suh or Toby Gerhart should have been the winner of the Heisman over Ingram. That’s not really Ingram’s fault as much as it is the people who award it to the best young talent on the team going to the BCS Championship and not the best player nationally in college football, but that is for another post. Ingram is still a great talent, but he won’t win games on his own like Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson.

Projected Round: Late 1st early 2nd


Tags: 49ers Adrian Peterson Alabama BCS Championship Chris Johnson Glen Coffee Heisman Mark Ingram Ndamukong Suh Roy Upchurch San Fransisco San Fransisco 49ers Toby Gerhart Trent Richardson

  • DC

    Its clear whoever wrote this mock draft report is a complete idiot. Are you really comparing Mark Ingram to Glen Coffee?? It’s obvious you have no earthly idea of how to rate draft prospects. I never thought I would say this but thank God for Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. I thought they were two of the worst draft analysts before I read this bullshit, but Josh D makes them look pretty accurate. HERE’S A TIP MR. JOSH D. NEXT TIME LOOK BEYOND THE STATISTICS WHEN RATING DRAFT PROSPECTS. DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE WRITING AN ARTICLE OR IT WILL RESULT IN IGNORANCE LIKE THIS. If you watched Mark Ingram this past football season or the previous season, you know that one of his best attributes is his big play ability. Mark Ingram won the Heisman because at any time he can break it for 6 points. I WONDER HOW MANY NFL TEAMS COULD USE SOMEONE WHO CAN PUT UP POINTS QUICK? JOSH D CAN RESEARCH THAT BUT IM PRETTY SURE THAT’S AN RESOURCE ALL TEAMS COULD USE.

  • DC

    OH YEAH, MARK INGRAM WAS A BEAST THAT PLAYED FOR NICK SABAN WHO COACHES ALABAMA THAT IS APART OF WHAT CONFERENCE…….

    NOT MANY EASY GAMES ON THOSE SCHEDULES (NO IDAHO STATE OR CENTRAL MONTANA)

    ENOUGH SAID

    DC OSBORNE SHOULD HAVE JOSH D’S JOB
    SHOUT OUT LANCE SMITH!

    • http://NFLmocks.com Jesse Bartolis

      Hi, DC. thanks for the comment.

      I agree with you and personally Mark Ingram is one of my favorite players in this entire draft. I think he has excellent vision, is very quick to reach his second gear, can catch the ball out of the backfield, and is a willing blocker. Also he rarely fumbles.

      He reminds me a ton of Emmitt Simth, or Maurice Jones-Drew and as a Giants fan I hope he’s available at 19th overall, but some team will grab him earlier then that, unfortunately.