Pro Day Notes: Mark Ingram, Gabe Carimi

A pair of players who might interest the New York Giants in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft did nothing to hurt themselves during their Pro Day workouts on Wednesday.

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock came away from Alabama's Pro Day raving about running back Mark Ingram. Ingram improved his 40-yard dash time from 4.62 at the NFL Scouting Combine to 4.55 on Wednesday. Mayock didn't care what time Ingram ran.

"At the end of the day, throw that time out the window, because it really doesn’t matter anyways," Mayock said. "The way I look (Ingram), I have two words to describe him: powerful and explosive. He’s a first-round running back if there is one in this draft."

The NFL.com report on Ingram's performance also had this to say:

It’s no secret Ingram doesn’t possess game-breaking, straight-line speed. But his 10-yard split — more indicative of his burst and explosiveness — was unoffically 1.53 at the Combine, best among running backs and most impressive to scouts.

Bucky Brooks of NFL.com had this to say after watching Carimi work out during the Wisconsin Pro Day:

Based on his workout, he doesn’t look out of place playing on the blindside. He showed good footwork and lateral quickness in drills, and his body control is surprising given his frame. Although he might experience some problems against speed rushers, teams will certainly start him out as a left tackle and move him to the right if he falters. Regardless, he comes away from the workout viewed as a first-round lock.

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