2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Ed Ingram

  • Ed Ingram, 6-3/317

  • Guard

  • LSU

  • Ed Ingram Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

  • Rare blocker with a mean streak
  • Road-grading run blocker
  • Heavy hands
  • Generates movement in the ground game
  • Sustains blocks
  • Physical
  • Can manipulate in the ground game
  • Bullies defenders and blocks through the whistle
  • Frustrates defensive linemen
  • Has quality technique
  • Good hand placement
  • Good at pulling
  • Agile in space
  • Awareness
  • Anchors well against bull rushes
  • Steady pass protector
  • Intelligent

  • Weaknesses:
  • Lacks length
  • Short height
  • Short arms – 33 1/8
  • Athleticism
  • Quickness
  • Can struggle to hit blocks in space

  • Summary: It didn’t take long before there weren’t many players left from LSU’s dream season in 2019, but Ingram is one of the last remaining contributors from that National Championship team to enter the NFL. As a freshman in 2017, Ingram was the Tigers’ starting right guard, and he played really well in his first season. Ingram then sat out the 2018 with a season-long suspension. He returned to the field in 2019 and mostly was a rotational contributor with Adrian Magee and Damien Lewis. Ingram put together an excellent 2020 season for the Tigers and had a shot at being a second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft before deciding to return for his senior year. Overall, Ingram was solid in 2021, but maybe not quite as good as he was as a junior. Ingram performed well both at the Senior Bowl and the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine.

    As a run blocker, Ingram has heavy hands with sheer power at the point of attack to generate movement. Ingram can get under a defensive tackle’s pads and use his strength to manipulate them out of their gap. Finding nasty bullies up front is getting more difficult as the uptempo and spread offense has changed the game, and Ingram is the rare college blocker who enters the NFL with a mean streak to set a physical tone at the point of attack. Ingram blocks through the whistle, pushes defenders around, buries them into the ground, and finishes them off with violence. Ingram has developed strength to push defenders out of their gaps and open holes in the ground game. Ingram can sustain his blocks after shocking defenders backward.

    Ingram lacks elite quickness and athleticism. While he can pull and is not terrible, he doesn’t have elite movement skills and could be better off in a power-man scheme rather than being a zone blocker. Ingram’s strength and power make him a perfect guard to be a bulldozer in the ground game. He will have to play guard only though because he doesn’t have the length or movement skills for tackle or center.

    In pass protection, Ingram has a strong anchor and can stand up bull rushers. Quick interior defensive linemen with length can give him problems because they can fire by him and use their length to keep him from getting a hold of them. Fast interior defensive tackles or defensive ends who move inside in passing situations could give Ingram problems in the NFL, especially early in his career.

    Some team sources are really high on Ingram and have graded him in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, which is a high grade for a guard. Others are lower on him, but Ingram stands a good chance of being a second-day pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

    Player Comparison: Richie Incognito. Ingram has a similar skill set and style of play to Incognito. After being a third-round pick out of Nebraska, Incognito became a four-time Pro Bowler. Ingram is a good run blocker and reliable pass protector. He should go on the second day of the 2022 NFL Draft and has the potential to be similar NFL lineman to Incognito.


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