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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

February 25, 2012 at 9:53 AM

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Prospect spotlight: Melvin Ingram

At 6 feet 1, Melvin Ingram isn't the tallest passing rushing prospect.

He must have been laughably intimidating as a point guard, though. That was his position in high school.

"I was a scorer," he said.

Now, he's a 264-pound prospect who is one of the top pass-rushing prospects available in this draft, someone who projects as either a defensive end in a 4-3 scheme or outside linebacker in a 3-4.

He was asked three different times which spot he prefers, and three different times he said that his preference is simply to be on the field. He had two interceptions last season, scored three touchdowns and can perform a standing backflip.

Defensive end is one of Seattle's biggest needs this offseason, something coach Pete Carroll talked about at length on Friday at the scouting combine.

"We need to address the issue about our pass rush," Carroll said. "It's a big factor for us. We'd love to see if we can make some movement there. Chris Clemons did a great job for us again last year. We lost a little bit from Raheem Brock who didn't have the same numbers he had the year before. Those numbers we felt in just getting after the QB. It's a big issue for us, and it's not just an outside pass rusher, it's inside as well."

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How you gonna have a "prospect spotlight" without having some general info on... MORE
I agree WiseMoose. I was wondering if this was one of Danny's new interns filing this. MORE
This is the guy! Length is a concern, versatility a huge asset. If he's available, he... MORE

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