Mark Ingram
Height: 5’10” | Weight: 215lbs | Alabama

Acceleration/Burst/Quickness: Quick burst to attack the line of scrimmage. Good acceleration in 5 and 10-yard splits. Decent lateral agility, but excels at making one cut and squaring his shoulders to the line of scrimmage. Will not dance. Is a very patient runner who does a great job finding holes.

Ball Protection: Only two fumbles in three seasons at Alabama. Excellent ball security. Fumbles will not be an issue in the NFL. Has a strong grip and excellent placement when securing the ball.

Elusiveness/Feet/Agility: Does a great job of keeping his feet moving. Is not elusive in the open field. Will make one cut and lower his shoulders. Good enough agility, but is a classic power runner who does not try to shake defenders.

Pass Catching: Good hands. Used primarily in screen packages. Does a good job locating the ball and bringing it in to his body. Does not let the ball get inside him.

Pass Blocking: Is a willing blocker who has shown a good ability to protect the quarterback in passing situations. Will not be a weak link in terms of blocking for his NFL team.

Power: Strong and well built to handle tacklers. Is best used as an inside runner. Has thick legs that power his runs. Low center of gravity. Exceptional tackler breaker. Defenders will bounce off him if not hit low. Very good leg drive. Falls forward when hit.

Size/Length/Hand Size: Great size for a three-down running back.

Speed: Ingram is not a phenomenal athlete, nor does he possess exceptional athletic ability. He will run a decent high-4.4 in the 40 yard dash and test in the middle on all agility drills. He does have the speed to do damage in the open field, but he will not be outrunning many people.

Vision/Balance/Instincts: Ingram is not fast enough to simply out run defenders, but he has the vision and instincts to get to the edge. Does a very nice job finding holes and then exploding through them.

Final Word: A knee injury caused Ingram to miss the first two games of the 2010 season, but he looked good down the stretch despite sharing carries with Trent Richardson and the Alabama offense relying on the pass more.

The son of a former NFL running back wide receiver, Ingram has the pedigree and accolades that NFL scouts love. His lack of elite speed and limited upside will prevent Ingram from being a top 15 pick. He will likely land anywhere between 16 and 35 on draft day.