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Chargers sign first-round pick Melvin Ingram

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It’s signing day in San Diego.

On the heels of the news that second-round pick Kendall Reyes has signed his rookie contract, the Chargers have announced that first-round pick Melvin Ingram has also agreed to a deal. It’s the standard four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year.

The Chargers were thrilled when Ingram fell into their lap with the 18th overall pick. The South Carolina product is expected to be a major contributor at outside linebacker for the Chargers this season and the team hopes he makes a particularly large impact as a pass rusher. Ingram played all over the defensive front while in college, so the Chargers might be able to deploy him in a variety of roles if he makes a quick transition to the NFL.

Center David Molk, a seventh-round pick, also agreed to a contract with the Chargers. Molk won the Rimington Award as the best center in college football in 2011 and made many All-America teams after completing his Michigan career. He’s expected to provide depth behind Nick Hardwick this season.

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16 Responses to “Chargers sign first-round pick Melvin Ingram”
  1. blacknole08 says: May 8, 2012 4:43 PM

    This guy has a great personality where you want him to succeed and will be a sack machine in San Diego. Skies the limit for him!

  2. kingbeason52 says: May 8, 2012 4:44 PM

    With a rookie wage scale in place, i dont understand why teams drag these signings out..draft your guys, get the contracts done, and get to work..

  3. gregeer says: May 8, 2012 4:45 PM

    The Chargers had a good draft although knowing them they’ll probably manage to blow it somehow.

  4. zack1102 says: May 8, 2012 4:45 PM

    Yay bengals need to sign dre kirkpatrick

  5. boltfansmith says: May 8, 2012 4:45 PM

    Nice. Go Bolts.

  6. weakafceast says: May 8, 2012 5:07 PM

    This is outstanding. The Bolts are flying under the radar as far as this year’s draft is concerned. Molk is a steal at 7, Ingram is a steal at 18 in rd#1, Reyes a good find at 2.

    sidenote- Peyton Manning (the Donkey’s supposed guaranty on the afc west division title) is 1-4 head-to-head against Philip Rivers, to include the 0-2 in the playoffs.

    I have serious doubts about Denver.

  7. kxlllxst says: May 8, 2012 5:13 PM

    Good for them — does anyone know how to disable the emails wordpress sends you when a new comment is posted to an article you’ve commented on?

  8. nowillrepeat says: May 8, 2012 5:22 PM

    I am from new orleans, but a huge south carolina fan, as that is where i went to college.

    I watched every down this kid played in school and i can tell you SD fans should be extrememly excited.

    He is a football player from the word go. Can play anywhere on the front 7 and has an unstoppable motor. He can run for 80 yrd touchdowns and intercept passes. He is a ferocious pass rusher with a versatile array of moves, great instincts and feet.

    I expect him to be a top 5 player in this draft when all is said and done.

    Good luck Melvin and SD

  9. granadafan says: May 8, 2012 5:28 PM

    No reason to delay the other signings now. Just get to work guys!

  10. blacknole08 says: May 8, 2012 5:30 PM

    Kxlll, there is an option to disable underneath the comment box that you post in

  11. sj39 says: May 8, 2012 5:56 PM

    Here we go. The Bolts will be the “experts” pick to win it all again. Every freaking yearsince they got Stan Humphries, it gets old.

  12. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: May 8, 2012 7:21 PM

    If only he dropped one more pick he’d be a Bear. Awesome pick and I wish him well.

  13. johanneschimpo says: May 8, 2012 7:36 PM

    sj39 says: May 8, 2012 5:56 PM

    Here we go. The Bolts will be the “experts” pick to win it all again. Every freaking yearsince they got Stan Humphries, it gets old.
    —————
    Who picked them last year? The year before? The year before that?

  14. raidermick says: May 8, 2012 9:03 PM

    The guy has these stumpy freakin arms and gets engaged by lineman too easily

    He is undersized and can be washed out by strong run blockers.

    He is inconsistent in run support and he really has no defined position.

    Also, his instincts and awareness are below average.

    Has a problem with foot he broke that caused him to miss an entire season.

    So there is a reason he fell to the Chargers @ 18 and they were stupid enough to take the bait.

    Our huge O-line will make him look out silly and out of place. No worries for the Raiders.

    When the 2012 season is done,
    AJ Smith will remain “The Lord of No Rings”

    LOL!!!

  15. beauregard says: May 8, 2012 9:19 PM

    weakchargers says: May 8, 2012 5:07 PM

    sidenote- Peyton Manning (the Donkey’s supposed guaranty on the afc west division title) is 1-4 head-to-head against Philip Rivers, to include the 0-2 in the playoffs.

    I have serious doubts about Denver.
    ————
    Poor Ingram is going to be amazed how ineffective has supposed rush is against a future HOF quarterback who has a lightening fast release.

    I have serious doubts that Rivers even sees the playoffs again in his career.

  16. annaboltfan says: May 9, 2012 4:03 AM

    So u stupid Raider fans keep your words to yourself cause your quaterback ain’t going to take u anywhere! Since you lost the best quaterback to the bears!!! Lmao

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