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Ingram-- happy

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by rickochey, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. rickochey

    rickochey BoltTalker

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    I like this pick. I am glad they got a player that is legit. No out of country players. He will surpass English.
     
  2. Enormo

    Enormo BoltTalker

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    Love.
     
  3. Scott the Rock

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    Niiiice!!!
     
  4. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

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    Finally, AJ is taking the best player on the board in regard to our needs!


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  5. PB Bolt

    PB Bolt Well-Known Member

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    Love it!
     
  6. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I really like him as a player, I'm a little concerned that he's not actually going to help our pass rush much.

    He'll probably get a lot of playing time right away, and is an ideal replacement for Shaun Phillips who we'll probably let walk next year.
     
  7. Whooki Mane

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    i actually love this pick 3rd down passing situations shaun phillips coming from 1 side antwan barnes coming from the other side and melvin ingram having the verstility to rush from the inside .. a lot for the opposing o lines to deal with .. couldnt be more excited
     
  8. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

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    I am calling it right now, he is going to help our pass rush, 100% guaranteed.


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  9. Lancer 1

    Lancer 1 Eternal Optimist

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    Melvin, introduce yourself to Matt, Carson & Peyton! :)
     
  10. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    He's an outstanding player, a great value and frankly I think he's the best pass rusher on the board. A guy who could've gone in the top 10 falls to us. It's a fantastic selection for the Chargers and with a coordinator like Pagano, this is a player who could become an absolute terror to opposing teams. I don't understand the hate of this, he was the best player on the board and one of the two biggest needs we had. Unless you just hate AJ Smith without purpose, then you can't fault or hate the pick.
     
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  11. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I don't love Ingram, but I have to agree, I'm not as mad about this pick as I was about Liuget who I just think doesn't fit what we do at all.
     
  12. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Mayo, Hightower, Spikes = log jam!
     
  13. BoltFanDan

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    Great pick. Doin' the happy dance up here in Sactown :)
     
  14. Charger Dave

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    Love it!
     
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  15. rickochey

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    The coolest hand shake of the draft.
     
  16. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    From CNNSI

    Biography: All-American and all-conference player as a senior after becoming a full-time starter and posting 44 tackles/9 tackles for loss/15 sacks. Also intercepted two passes last year. Played in 14 games with a single start as a junior and finished with 28/10/13.

    Positives: Game-changing, playmaking defender whose game is on the rise. Athletic, flows well to the action and displays solid change-of-direction ability. Explosive at the point, plays with good pad level and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Gets off the snap with a terrific first step, shows a burst of closing speed and has the ability to bend off the edge. Reads and diagnoses the action, plays smart football and immediately finds the ballcarrier. Takes good angles to the action and is fluid making plays in every direction of the field. Plays with terrific balance, body control and is rarely knocked off his feet. Built low to the ground and gets leverage on opponents. Displays the athleticism necessary to go sideline to sideline, covers a lot of area on the field and easily exploits immobile blockers. Slides off blocks, redirects to ballcarriers and makes tackles in the open field.

    Negatives: Controlled at the point of attack or blocked from the action by tight ends. Does not always chase the action hard in backside pursuit.

    Analysis: Ingram was highly regarded by NFL scouts entering the season and elevated almost every aspect of his game as a senior. He's a playmaking defensive front seven prospect who can be used at several positions and has the ability to create a lot of problems for opponents. Ingram needs to play hard on every down, but should be an immediate starter at the next level. He moves toward the draft with a lot of momentum.

    Projection: 1st
     
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  17. Blue Bolt

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    Chargers find value, draft Ingram in first round

    Dictating .. dominating …

    General Manager A.J. Smith has a vision for the Chargers' defense, he says, and he may have just added a big piece.

    On Thursday, with the 18th pick in the first round, the Bolts selected South Carolina's Melvin Ingram, an athletic defensive end who projects to outside linebacker in the team's 3-4 scheme.

    He wasn't meant to fall that far.

    Ingram, by many analysts' accounts, was the top-rated pass rusher in the draft.

    In the moments following the pick, the TV talking heads called it “a steal,” “the greatest value so far,” “the best pick of the middle of the draft.”

    Time will have the final say.

    Ingram, as a senior, started all 13 games in 2011 for the Gamecocks, totaling 10 sacks with six pressures. In 2010, he had nine sacks in 14 games with one start.

    The 6-foot-1, 276-pounder played everywhere from defensive tackle to defensive end to linebacker in college.

    Currently on the Chargers' roster, outside linebackers Shaun Phillips, Antwan Barnes and Travis LaBoy are in the final year of their contracts.

    The trio accounted for 45 percent of the team's quarterback pressures last year.
     
  18. Bolts4lyfe

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    To me it was more of Shock and confusion I don't hate the pick I love the value we got with this, I hope he helps take us to another level making us a feared defense
     
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    Steelers picked up DeCastro @ 24. Should be called the Stealers now. With picks like this, no wonder their such a tough team year in and year out.
     
  20. Enormo

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    I hope our new D-coordinator knows how to use him.
     
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  21. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    A guy who has been moved all over the place at South Carolina and can get sacks from DE, DT and OLB? Oh yeah this could be very very fun indeed for a COMPETENT DC
     
  22. PB Bolt

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    Gruden just made Ingram the pick of the night.
     
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  23. robdog

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    Who knew Roger had to much GANGSTA in him????
     
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  24. Bolts4lyfe

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    Also NFL.com has him graded between Keuchly and Barron I like that, I was just shocked and paid no attention to him because I thought he was long gone before we picked
     
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  25. Blue Bolt

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    Chargers score big with Ingram
    By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

    In my opinion, the San Diego Chargers just made the best pick of the draft since the two top quarterbacks went 1-2.

    And I’m not alone.

    When the Chargers took South Carolina pass-rusher Melvin Ingram at No. 18, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper called it the best value pick of the draft.

    Ingram is a top-10 player who becomes the impact defensive player the Chargers have craved. I believe he becomes an instant impact as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He is versatile and can play on the defensive line. He has been compared to James Harrison, and I think he will be a tremendous NFL player. Ingram might have fallen because teams didn’t know where to play him.

    San Diego will put him on the field and watch him become one of its best players.

    There is no way he should have fallen. The fact that Seattle took Bruce Irvin at No. 15 and bypassed a stellar player such as Ingram is a joke and a gift to San Diego.

    Kudos to San Diego general manager A.J. Smith for staying patient and letting the board fall to him. There were reports the Chargers could try to trade up for Alabama safety Mark Barron. To me, Ingram is just as much of an impact player, who fills San Diego’s greatest need as a pass-rusher.

    Folks, the three other AFC West teams will be hard-pressed to have a better draft because of this one pick alone.
     
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  26. LT-Express

    LT-Express Bolttalk.com Janitor since 06' Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I love this pick actually. As much as I wanted Kirkpatrick (who was gone at #17) cause I think CB is a HUGE hole for us right now. The fact that he was picked behind the likes of Bruce Irvin to me is hillarious!!! I think Ingram is going to be a monster and if used right will be moving around the line creating mismatches...Just my opinion.
     
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  27. dizzle498

    dizzle498 Bolts lover 4 life

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    Ingram is a top 10 pick that fell based on "need" for other teams...Love this pick...Talk about dominating a conference and college football as a whole??? All American from every publication that matters...I will take that kind of guy out of the best college football conference in the world any day...Love this pick.
     
  28. dizzle498

    dizzle498 Bolts lover 4 life

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    One more note, get your lights out switches going...It's like Shawn Merrimen is on our team again...watch the highlights, this guy likes to hurt people, just like Shawn used to before his body failed him.
     
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  29. Bolts4lyfe

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    Round 1, Pick 18: OLB Melvin Ingram
    Ingram is in my top nine players in this draft. To luck into him at number 18 is insane for the Chargers. Melvin Ingram is arguably the best pass rusher in this draft and should allow for the Chargers to have an unbelievable playmaker at the OLB spot. He also has some creative uses in the special teams units and should contribute instantly in San Diego.
    Grade: A+

    Overall Grade: A+
     
  30. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I'll mention from the moment Justin Blackmon and Morris Claiborne were taken back to back, Melvin Ingram was the #1 player on Mel Kiper and Mike Mayock board of best players available. He was outstanding as a value and as a talent.

    Side note: Irvin was apparently given a first round grade by 15 teams according to Profootballweekly - i get the sneaking suspicion the Chargers were one
     

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