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Draft Reaction: San Diego selects DE Melvin Ingram

We are about five or six years removed from those mid-2000’s draft where the San Diego Chargers looked like they knew something the rest of the league did not.  And now in 2012, the Chargers are declining in terms of overall talent and are in desperate need of a shot in the arm.  They can only hope that Melvin Ingram will provide them that.

The problem I see here is whether Ingram can play outside in the Chargers’ 3-4 scheme.  At his pro day, he did everything he could to prove he has the athleticism to play on the edge in the Chargers scheme.  But with Nick Perry sitting out there, and as a more natural fit for this scheme, I’m not sure that they’ll get as much use out of this pick as they maybe could have.

This is certainly not an overdraft and this will have to work out in the end for A.J. Smith to maintain his job as Chargers GM.  Melvin Ingram has the physical ability to dominate in this league.  But as a Charger, it’s hard to see Ingram landing in a spot where he’ll have more to prove and even more responsibility than he’ll have with the Chargers.

San Diego Chargers Process Points: 3

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