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Crusader 07-26-2011 08:15 AM

NFL Rookie Watch: Mark Ingram
 
NFL Rookie Watch: Mark Ingram
By Mike Beacom, FootballDiehards.com, Special to SI.com

Entering the 2011 NFL Draft, many compared the University of Alabama's Mark Ingram to Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith for his toughness and compact running style. Like Smith, Ingram fell to the bottom half of Round 1, landing at No. 28 to New Orleans. The Saints gave New England their second round choice and next year's first to acquire the pick -- a sign New Orleans was anxious to land the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner.

The 5-foot-9, 215-pound back ripped up the SEC the past two seasons and seemed a lock to be the first running back selected, even after posting disappointing numbers at the combine in February (4.62 seconds in the 40-yard dash and the lowest 20-yard shuttle score among all back prospects).

Read more: Mark Ingram from Alabama may be limited in NFL with Saints - SI.com - Fantasy

Crusader 07-26-2011 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strato (Post 311250)
Projection for 2011: 120 carries, 575 rushing yards, 20 catches, 125 receiving yards, 8 TDs....

I hope he gets more yards...but i like the TD total...didnt Bush have better numbers than this his rookie year?...

Bush had:
155 carries, 565 rushing yards, 6 rushing TDs, 88 catches 742 recieving yards 2 TDs

He also had 216 return yards and a TD there aswell.

Danno 07-26-2011 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strato (Post 311250)
Projection for 2011: 120 carries, 575 rushing yards, 20 catches, 125 receiving yards, 8 TDs....

I hope he gets more yards...but i like the TD total...didnt Bush have better numbers than this his rookie year?...

Yes he did, but he had 243 touches. But Reggie really only had Deuce to compete with for playing time. Mark's gonna have to split touches between Bush, PT, and Ivory

Bush 2006 - 155 carries - 565 yards, 88 catches, 742 yards, 8TD's

Rugby Saint II 07-26-2011 08:46 PM

Payton goes with the hot hand. He always has and I don't expect him to change. Ingram could break 1000 yds if Payton just feeds him the ball.

|Mitch| 07-26-2011 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II (Post 311461)
Ingram could break 1000 yds if Payton just feeds him the ball.

I sure hope so!


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