The Melvin Ingram watch continues, as the South Carolina defensive end who had 10 sacks in his senior season and was pegged in some mocks as a top 10 pick keeps falling into the draft abyss, and we’ve nearly reached the completion of the top 20.
The Jets targeted a pass rusher when they were on the clock at No. 16, but instead they took Quinton Coples, gambling on his character and commitment, and buying high on his freakish athleticism. If Antonio Cromartie was making the pick, Coples would still be in the green room, and Ingram wouldn’t be on the board…
Perhaps Cromartie will be offered a job in the Jets’ front office when he retires. Oddly, they have the only management team in the league that asks applicants to recite the names of their children during the interview process, which could be a problem.
UPDATE: Ingram went to the Chargers at No. 18.