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2012 NFL Draft: Melvin Ingram A Trade Down Candidate

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Feb 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive lineman Melvin Ingram (24) waits his turn for the vertical jump during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive lineman Melvin Ingram (24) waits his turn for the vertical jump during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

I wrote yesterday that the Jacksonville Jaguars have a good chance to trade down from the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The best chance obviously for the Jaguars to move down is if Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill makes it to the Jaguars pick, but that's looking more and more unlikely. One player however who should be there at No. 7 that could offer the Jaguars either a nice selection if the stay put or move down if they'd like. South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram is a player who intrigues a lot of teams in both the 3-4 and 4-3 defensive scheme.


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Coincidentally enough, Adam Stites had this very scenario playing out in his latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft, as the New York Jets came up for Ingram allowing the Jaguars to fall back and still select a defensive end while picking up an extra second round pick. That type of move opens the door for the Jaguars to take a handful of players at the No. 16 spot as well as having two second round picks in the second round, which should be the prime area to pick up a wide receiver or a defensive end in this particular draft.

Some other teams who could potentially make a move for a player like Ingram also include the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, and Chicago Bears.