Remember last offseason after the draft and all the talks surrounding Cornelius Ingram. The Eagles were able to steal him in the fifth round because of the knee injury he sustained while in college. He came into camp and looked good and ready to produce in the 2009 season. It was said that he was working a lot with the red zone offense and would be a big threat around the goal line. Everyone got excited, then Ingram suffered yet another knee injury which ended his season. However, we’re back in the offseason so it’s time to get our hopes up again.
In two full seasons at Florida, Ingram had 64 catches for 888 yards and eight touchdowns. He has great size at 6-4 245 and a great set of hands. I’m sure this offseason there will be a lot of focus on his blocking since we already know about his play making ability; however, I think everyone’s number one concern will be if he can stay healthy. His senior year at Florida and rookie year in Philadelphia have not been good indicators but if the guy can stay healthy, he’s definitely dangerous.
So you look at an offense that already has weapons like DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Brent Celek, LeSean McCoy, and Leonard Weaver. Then you throw Cornelius Ingram in the mix and it adds yet another option to go to. The Eagles offense can be extremely scary if the line can get straightened out. After a couple years in a row of seeing skill position players taken early, I don’t think that will be the case this year. You may see a running back or wide receiver taken in a later round, but I highly doubt you’ll see any of these types of players taken in the first or second round like years past. That’s not a bad thigh though, as the Eagles have plenty of weapons. Let’s hope Cornelius Ingram can stay healthy this year and show us he was worth the risk.