SI.com’s Tony Pauline provided a pre-combine update for a number of this year’s draft prospects on his awesome blog, Draftinsider.net.
Pauline writes that he’s been told to expect South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram run in the 4.6s at the upcoming Scouting Combine.
If this ends up being the case, Ingram could increase his already high stock and possibly solidify himself as the best available pass rusher in this year’s draft class. He’s capable of playing linebacker, defensive end, and even tackle so a number of team’s should give him strong consideration.
Reports have mentioned that Alabama S Mark Barron underwent surgery to repair a double hernia that he suffered and should keep him out for “4-to-6 weeks, 8 at the most,” per Pauline.
If he’s able to return in four-six weeks that would allow him to hold a pro day which could help mitigate and negative impact on his draft stock. Barron is considered to be a first-round talent.
Pauline writes that Floyd has looked good and “will run a forty time faster than anyone presently predicts.”
This would be great news for Floyd as he wound up missing the Senior Bowl because of an injury. There have been concerns about OSU WR Justin Blackmon‘s forty times which could help increase Floyd’s overall stock since he’s currently viewed as the second or third best available receiver.
We’ll have to see how he does at the Combine in less than two weeks.