Originally Posted by palmetto defender
Since I live in SC (not a USC fan) Ingram gets a lot of ink and commentary. Also seen projections on him.
I seriously doubt he is around at 16. If so, grab him. More likely Upshaw is there - borderline possible. Not a horrible choice. Still would go DE in round 2 (sorry Sonny). I am not overly impressed with the Jets up front plus they still have a force in Harris. Need an ILB? Get one later.
For DE - Clemson, LSU and Alabama have strong candidates in the second.
The teams you mentioned wont have any DEs available in the second round. Only frontline player from Bama in the draft is Josh Chapman and he is strictly a NT. Thompson from Clemson will most likely go earlier and is not a 3-4 defensive end anyways. LSU's only DE prospect in this draft is Michael Brockers and he will easily go in the top 20. Most guys who project to 3-4 DE and who could be an upgrade over what we already have talent wise will most likely be gone in the first round (Brockers, Still, Coples, Cox). Two guys who might be worth taking a look at later could be Derek Wolfe from Cincy and Kendell Reyes from UConn. Long athletic guys who produced very well in college and have great measurables for the position.
Right now the word is Buffalo will look hard at Upshaw at #10 cause he is the number one OLB in the moment and they had great success with a DLine player from Bama last year. The combine could change a bunch of things but it's not like Ingram while a very good athlete at his size doesnt seem like a guy who will show up and run some crazy times. Hopefully that is the case because I rather take the more complete, more athletic player (Ingram) than the guy who is more heralded due to his program pedigree.