As most of you know, Melvin Ingram is projected to be the first Gamecock off board at this year's NFL Draft. He's currently practicing in preparation for the Senior Bowl, the Mobile, AL event that is considered the premier senior all-star game. The Senior Bowl is one of the first showcases of the pre-draft season; the event is as much an opportunity for scouts to get a good look at the players as it is about the game itself. To that end, Ingram has done nothing but help himself this week. The Sporting News's Russ Lande had this to say about the Gamecocks sack machine:
Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina, 6-2, 276, 4.75 (South). Ingram was impressive for the second consecutive day. He is explosive off the ball and sudden with his initial movements, which makes it difficult for offensive linemen to sustain their blocks on him. He displayed an excellent variety of pass-rush moves during the one-on-one period to consistently beat the offensive tackle. He has a rare combination of quickness, agility and power closing. If he continues playing at this level the rest of the week and has a strong spring, we are confident Ingram will end up as a first-round pick.