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Ingram: Bradley's Leadership Compares To Tebow

It's only fitting that the Eagles get involved with the college player who is making the biggest headlines leading up to the draft - Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.

No, it's not a rumor that the Eagles are interested in selecting him.

One of Tebow's former targets at Florida, tight end Cornelius Ingram, is now an Eagle. It's been well-documented that Ingram and linebacker Stewart Bradley worked together in rehab as each player missed the entire 2009 campaign with an ACL injury.

But Ingram found a way to link Tebow and Bradley. Whether Tebow's skill-set will enable him to succeed in the NFL remains to be seen, but he's been praised as an outstanding leader with intangibles that rate off-the-charts. Well, Ingram said that the only other person who he has played with who is as competitive as Tebow is ... Bradley.

"He's one of those guys that's passionate and competitive with everything that he does," Ingram told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "He's like, 'Come on, let's get some extra reps.' I'm like, 'Stew, I just told you I'm dead tired.' And he'll be like, 'Come on, let's do one more set.' "

Bradley said that it's true he has engaged Ingram in a number of friendly competitions during their rehab sessions.

"He was the victim of many of my competitions," said Bradley. "I can be competitive to a fault. I've had girlfriends get mad at me for being too competitive about even dorky stuff."

But the intensity of their workouts has paid off. Both are on track to be fully healthy for the 2010 season. In fact, there is a chance the two could participate in the post-draft mini-camp in May.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:00 p.m., April 4

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