NFL Mock Draft 2012: Seahawks Take DE Melvin Ingram In 1st Round

The 2012 NFL Draft is less than a month away. The NFL scouts and evaluators are likely working overtime, attempting to lock down who their respective teams will target.

The latest mock draft over at Draft Tek suggests that the Seattle Seahawks will use their first-round pick to select South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Melvin Ingram as the No. 12 overall pick. Here is their take:

With Hawthorne gone for good the Seahawks now have multiple holes to fill at LB, to go along with the need to upgrade the pass rush. The versatile Ingram, would be a "kill 2 birds with one stone" type of addition, being able to play both OLB and DE. He would most likely be the SAM (with KJ Wright being moved to MLB) and attack off the edge on passing downs. Upshaw is also a possibility here for the exact same reasons.

The Seahawks could certainly stand to beef up the pass rush and this selection would be in line with the popular thinking surrounding Seattle's plans for building toward the 2012 season.

For all news and information regarding the Seattle Seahawks, please visit Field Gulls. For updates and perspective on the South Carolina Gamecocks, head on over to Garnet and Black Attack. For lots more on the 2012 NFL Draft, check out Mocking the Draft.

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