San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 27, 2012

NEW YORK, NY: Melvin Ingram of South Carolina holds up a jersey as he stands after he was selected #18 overall by the San Diego Chargers in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Chargers score big with Ingram - Bill Williamson
There is no way he should have fallen. The fact that Seattle took Bruce Irvin at No. 15 and bypassed a stellar player such as Ingram is a joke and a gift to San Diego.

Jimmy Raye - Chargers.com
Chargers Director of Player Personnel Jimmy Raye speaks to the media following the selection of Melvin Ingram with the 18th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

John Pagano excited - Chargers.com
New defensive coordinator John Pagano is excited about the addition of first-round pick Melvin Ingram.

Norv Turner - Chargers.com
Head Coach Norv Turner speaks to the media following the selection of Melvin Ingram with the 18th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

A.J. Smith on Melvin Ingram - Chargers.com
Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith left the Chargers' War Room briefly to share his excitement in landing South Carolina's Melvin Ingram with the team's first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Chargers find value, draft Ingram in first round - Michael Gehlken
General Manager A.J. Smith has a vision for the Chargers' defense, he says, and he may have just added a big piece.

Wrap-Up of the First Round of the 2012 NFL Draft - John Gennaro
Then, I started seeing hope. Ingram is the better all-around player, potentially, so maybe this pushes Johnson to the bench. Yes, that sounds wonderful. Johnson is a mentor, a locker room leader and he's there in a pinch if Ingram or Shaun Phillips get hurt. He's the 2012 version of Travis LaBoy and Ingram is the 2012 version of Larry English (with lss injuries). This could work!

San Diego Chargers Select OLB Melvin Ingram - John Gennaro
A.J. Smith and Company selected Melvin Ingram, a pre-draft riser that was considered the best pass-rusher in the draft by many. However, Ingram is not just a one-dimensional player. In his senior season at South Carolina, Melvin collected 48 tackles, 10 sacks, 2 interceptions, 4 defended passes and 2 fumbles returned for touchdowns.

Chargers select "complete linebacker" Ingram - Christopher Smith
“The fans are going to love this guy because of his physical nature, aggressiveness, his attitude toward the game and his abilities. He’s a playmaker and he’s going to bring the heat, which is what we’re looking for,” Smith said. “Pass rusher was something that was a top priority and we got that done.”

Chargers making offseason strides - Kevin Acee
Truth is, we don’t know if Melvin Ingram is A.J. Smith’s next Shawne Merriman (awesome for three years until he got hurt) or his next Larry English (disappointing for three years because he has been hurt).

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