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Ingram on red flags: 'I'm a complete all-around back'

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08:02 AM ET 04.25 | Mark Ingram's knee has received what seems to be more attention than his game these days. "Durability is a critical factor for that position," Miami general manager Jeff Ireland said. ... "If the guy's been hurt during college, those are things we're going to look at, for sure." Ingram could be headed to Miami, which has the 15th pick in the first round. Also, New England, which has the 17th, 28th and 33rd picks, is in the running back market. Even with knee surgery and a slew of other nagging injuries at Alabama, Ingram believes he can carry a full load in the NFL. "I'm a complete all-around back," Ingram said. "I could be in the game [on] first down, second down, third down, goal line and short yardage. I can pick up pass protection, go out of the backfield and catch the ball."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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April 25, 2011  08:04 AM ET

He'll succeed in the NFL, just needs to stay healthy.

April 25, 2011  08:04 AM ET

As long as he can stay healthy. Which is no given. I would look for a more reliable back.

April 25, 2011  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He'll succeed in the NFL, just needs to stay healthy.

He's a poor man's Ray Rice...

... will be lucky to be as his dad was for N.Y. Giants.

April 25, 2011  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

As long as he can stay healthy. Which is no given. I would look for a more reliable back.

He's average.

April 25, 2011  08:12 AM ET

He sure isn't going to go in the first round! maybe....well probably....who knows!

April 25, 2011  08:13 AM ET

You can never have too many running backs. Still, he'd be better off in New England or other pass-first team, so he would NOT have to be an every-down guy.

April 25, 2011  08:26 AM ET

He is.

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April 25, 2011  08:36 AM ET

His situation sounds similar to Cadillac Williams, a great college running back who got injured a lot. Was taken in the top three by Tampa Bay... and got injured a lot.

April 25, 2011  08:50 AM ET

This guy is a big question mark... not his ability, but his durability...some team would have to wager a lot of money for a first rounder with knee issues

April 25, 2011  08:52 AM ET

Hes way better than ALL of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 25, 2011  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

You can never have too many running backs. Still, he'd be better off in New England or other pass-first team, so he would NOT have to be an every-down guy.

agree with this - don't think he would last too many seasons in the AFC North.

April 25, 2011  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Hes way better than ALL of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In what capacity?

April 25, 2011  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

His situation sounds similar to Cadillac Williams, a great college running back who got injured a lot. Was taken in the top three by Tampa Bay... and got injured a lot.

Injured players in college football don't usually become durable in the NFL.

April 25, 2011  09:14 AM ET

Reading the title, I thought this was an article on the Coaches challenging calls on the field

April 25, 2011  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

He is.

I agree.

April 25, 2011  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

His situation sounds similar to Cadillac Williams, a great college running back who got injured a lot. Was taken in the top three by Tampa Bay... and got injured a lot.

Other than that top-three part, scarily similar.

April 25, 2011  01:12 PM ET

The Yao Ming of the NFL draft class.

April 25, 2011  03:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

The Yao Ming of the NFL draft class.

Yao has an NBA career...

... Ingram has yet to play an NFL down.

 
April 25, 2011  03:09 PM ET

I hope he gets red flagged all the way to the Gren Bay Packers at pick 32.

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