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NFL draft: Chargers use 18th selection for DE Melvin Ingram

April 26, 2012|By Sam Farmer
  • South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram will move to outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme in the NFL.
South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram will move to outside linebacker… (Michael Conroy / Associated…)

No. 18 San Diego Chargers: DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina –- Ingram began his career as a linebacker before switching to defensive end. He was a consensus All-American last season, earning first-team All-SEC honors and collecting 10 sacks. He has said he wants to follow in the footsteps of Denver Broncos star Von Miller, last year’s No. 2 overall pick.

Comment: Ingram will be an outside linebacker in Chargers’ 3-4 defense. He’s versatile enough to play all over the field.

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