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Raiders 2019 UDFA scouting report: FB Alec Ingold has a legitimate chance to make the team

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Taking a look at undrafted free agent Alec Ingold.

NCAA Football: New Mexico at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Alec Ingold, FB, Wisconsin

Measurables

6’0”, 242 lbs

Stats

2018: 26 carries, 143 yards (5.3 avg), 6 touchdowns

2017: 10 carries, 25 yards (2.5 avg), 3 touchdowns

2016: 18 carries, 43 yards (2.4 avg), 2 touchdowns

2015: 49 carries, 131 yards (2.7 avg), 6 touchdowns

Awards

2018 Academic All-Big Ten

2017 Academic All-Big Ten

2016 Academic All-Big Ten

Strengths

A one-year starter at Wisconsin, Ingold didn’t see many carries throughout his career, but he made the most of them averaging a touchdown every 5.6 touches. He is a natural lead blocker, and was primarily used in this role in Wisconsin’s I-formations. He was an extension of their offensive line, as he is a physical player that plays with great pad level. Ingold had zero fumbles in his collegiate career. He is a competitor and has experience on Special Teams.

Weaknesses

While he can get the job done, Ingold lacks elite athleticism and will never be a threat as a ball-carrier in the NFL. He also does not bring much value to the passing game as he didn’t run many routes in college, and his pass-pro could be improved.

Verdict

Overall, Ingold was arguably the best fullback in his class, and he was the only player at his position to be invited to the Senior Bowl and Scouting Combine. He is an asset as a lead blocking fullback, and he impressed at the Senior Bowl under the Raiders coaching staff.

Fit With Raiders

After a disappointing season from Kieth Smith, Ingold will have a legitimate chance to unseat him as the Raiders starting fullback if he impresses in camp. While he didn’t have many opportunities in college, Ingold made the most of them and displayed his grittiness. He could be a nice complement to Josh Jacobs in the Raiders backfield, and his style of play fits the “Gruden Grinder” mold that the Raiders head coach loves.