SI’s Peter King writes that a person familiar with Bill Belichick told him that the New England Patriots are in “love” with Alabama RB Mark Ingram and could even take him with their No. 28 overall pick.
Kings source basically told him that he sees the Patriots approaching this years draft much they way that they have in the past which is they look to trade down and if they’re unable to get a deal done, they’ll take the best available player.
Ingram’s draft stock has fallen in recent weeks because of injury concerns as well as the depth at the running back position. Getting drafted by New England could whined up being a great situation for a player like Ingram who could come in and accustom to the pro game while working in solid offense scheme.