Elite ball security (1 fumble in 453 rushes/receptions)
Proved in 2009 he can carry the load
Hits hole with authority
Good speed, but doesn't have elite, game-breaking speed
Pass protection could use some polish
Could add some more power/finesse moves to his arsenal
Appears to have maxed out body frame without sacrificing speed
Won't be the home run threat in NFL that he is in college
Summary: I love talented backs like Mark Ingram because they leave it all on the field.
There really isn't much else Ingram can do to improve his game outside of his pass protection.
He needs to have another strong season as a junior to ensure his first-round status. He carries a first-round grade on my board to start 2010 and he will likely go between picks 11 and 25 in the 2011 NFL Draft. You need
elite speed to go in the top 10 (Peterson, McFadden, Spiller), and that's why Ingram will likely not
be a very high first-round pick.
Player Comparison: Maurice Jones-Drew. "Mojo" and Ingram are both talented backs who have
skill sets with few weaknesses. They are versatile and can hurt you as a rusher or receiver.
I agree on a lot of what you have here, but I think you miss the mark slightly on the Romo trade value. If they are going to get to sign him for free then why would they pay for him. I also think that Jerruh's loyalty will prevent him from sending Romo somewhere he wont/doesn't want to go and even if he doesn't Romo could basically veto any trade by retiring. Romo if he leaves is going ring chasing. It's not like he's broke so it will be more about the title than a paycheck. It may also make the teams that are interested not want the Romo contract since he may be willing to take much less to help win. I think if Romo is traded it will have to be for conditional pick(s) so that a team gets insurance on his injury history.