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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Jets Projected To Select Melvin Ingram

The New York Jets are projected by the 2012 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft to select South Carolina DE/LB Melvin Ingram with the 16th pick of the first round (via SB Nation).

Ingram is a player many teams would like to have but his name has been attached to the Jets in recent mock drafts. Our Jets blog Gang Green Nation selected Ingram in the 2012 SB Nation Mock Draft. Here's what they had to say about their pick:

Even though Rex Ryan is known for his love of getting after quarterbacks, the Jets have not made getting pass rushers a priority during his tenure. They have opted for developmental players (Jamaal Westerman), cheap veteran signings (Jason Taylor), and scrap heap pickups (Aaron Maybin). Rumors are swirling that Ryan wants to change that and add a difference maker at outside linebacker and loves Ingram. It makes sense. He loves to move his pass rushers all over, and Ingram lined up at linebacker, defensive end, and defensive tackle at South Carolina.

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