Fullback: A real man’s position.
All kidding aside, Alec Ingold delivered a very diverse collegiate career that should endear him to NFL teams with his love of the game.
Ingold initially came to Wisconsin as an inside linebacker in 2015; however after injuries hit the running back position, UW converted him to tailback for short yardage situations as a freshman and rushed for six touchdowns. Then he was moved to fullback the season thereafter and sat behind Austin Ramesh who signed with the Cardinals after the 2018 NFL Draft.
As a senior, the spotlight finally shined directly on Ingold at fullback. He flourished with seven touchdowns and being a successful, consistent short-yardage weapon. Ingold finished his career with 21 touchdowns on 117 career touches (receptions and rushing attempts).
Weight: 242 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.89 seconds
Vertical jump: 34”
Broad jump: 9’8
Short shuttle: 4.32 seconds
Three-cone Drill: 7.35 seconds
Bench press: 16 reps
Strengths: Thick, athletic build, well proportioned. Has experience as a runner, receiver and blocker. Also has lined up outside at receiver. Tough runner that will pick up short yardage. Has nice leg drive in goal line situations. Has natural hands as a receiver, dependable both in the shallow and deep passing game. Has shades of nasty as a blocker but more of a positional blocker as a fullback; effective nonetheless.
Weaknesses: Not a knock, but only an average athlete. Would like to see him get a bit more physical on a regular basis against bigger NFL defenders.
Summary: Ingold is the premier true fullback in this draft class. Showcased his receiving and blocking ability in Mobile in the Senior Bowl game. Ingold is the prototypical fullback for the modern NFL. Think a slightly less athletic Kyle Juszczyk for the San Francisco 49ers. Is an asset in the pass game, and can also be an effective run blocker. Also has experience on special teams and lining up at tight end.
Round projection: Round 5—Round 6