From early on in this draft process, I've had two favorites: Melvin Ingram and David DeCastro. I've grown to love Barron and Cox as possibilities too, but with Cox likely being out of our range I've reverted back to thinking about Melvin Ingram, who at this point very well may be available. And I think I'm changing my tune on him. I originally viewed him as perhaps the most explosive rusher in the draft. Quick first step, great spin move, fluid in his motions, and incredibly versatile (can rush from literally any position in the front 7). But in looking further, I find myself unsure about these two characteristics: short arms/general gross lack of length and anchor v. the run. The anchoring v. the run part becomes particularly important because the writing seems to be on the wall for Spencer's eventual departure. This means we'll need a new full-time starting SOLB. Therefore, we wouldn't draft Ingram if we didn't think he could be that guy. The team has opined and I agree that a huge part of the responsibility at SOLB is "setting the edge." I'm not sure Ingram can do that because his short arms will allow OT's and TE's to lock onto him easily, and he's really more of a finesse player. He's got a squatty build that's suitable for run stopping, but he didn't show a ton of interest in anchoring v. the run at South Carolina. The short arms are an obvious disadvantage in pass rushing, where you need to maintain separation from lineman. The 3 most important measurables for rushers are their short shuttle, 3-cone drill, and arm length IMO. Ingram had the shortest arms of any DL or LB at the combine. I guess I'm not saying I'd be upset if he's our pick at 14 by any means, but he doesn't look to be a can't miss, bonafide replacement for Spencer. I've got him below both Barron and DeCastro at this point.