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PLAYERS
Mark Ingram
Round 1, Pick 28
Position: RB
Class:  3Jr
School: Alabama
Conference: Southeastern
HT: 5-9
WT: 215
40 Time: 4.57
Biography: "Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors last season despite being hobbled throughout the year with a knee injury. Finished the season with 158/875/13 on the ground while adding 21/282/1 as a receiver. All-American, all-Conference and Heisman Trophy winner in 2009. Set Alabama's single-season rushing record with 1658 yards. Also registered 17 rushing touchdowns. Had 32/334/3 receiving as a sophomore. Rushing totals during his freshman season included 143/728/12."

Positives: "Nice-sized ball carrier with a complete game. Sees the field, displays terrific instincts, and quickly finds the running lanes. Has a burst through the hole, immediately gets through cutback lanes, and runs hard. Aggressive ball carrier who shows power on the inside, puts his shoulders into defenders then drives through tackles. Forceful, rarely brought down by a single opponent, and will carry the pile. Gives effort when called upon to block and gets results. Solid receiver out of the backfield."

Negatives: Not an elusive runner and loses momentum when he must quickly change direction. Does not possess the speed to run to daylight.

Analysis: Ingram had an outstanding career for Alabama and possesses all the necessary skills to be a feature back in the NFL. He's a tough ball carrier who can grind it out on the inside yet also shows enough agility to get around tackle. Ingram will produce catching the ball out of the backfield and is reliable when asked to block. He has all the makings of a prospect who should produce as a rookie in the NFL.

Projection: 1st
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2010 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
875 158 5.5 13
2010 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Average Per Reception Receiving Touchdowns
21 282 13.4 1
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