Vision -Is not going to make a lot of reads at the LOS, instead requires good push up front to escort him beyond the point of attack and into the secondary. Quick to drop his head and charge through a small crease as a short yardage runner.
Feet/Change of Direction -Lighter on his feet than you'd expect. Lateral quickness isn't necessarily extended to reps as a ball carrier, isn't going to break across the grain and create yards for himself. Instead shows good, smooth COD in the open field. More graceful than explosive.
Durability -High workload when accounting for collisions he's endured throughout the course of 51 career games. Reliable player who plays a smash mouth brand and has no problem banging on LBs in the box and holding his own vs. aggressive fills.
Balance -Natural mobility compliments his frame, he carries himself quite gracefully for a big guy looking to make contact in space. Has no problem with late adjustments prior to contact to slide his feet and mirror to get his hips behind his pads.
Pass Protection -Stout. Really physical presence in the backfield and has all of the functional strength, size and length to handle attacking free running defenders off of the second level. Can be relied upon to step up into interior gaps and provide a deep pocket.
Elusiveness -Will hammer defenders over and over, just enough times to get them to sell out before slipping past them in play action passing. True ability to create yardage with his feet is minimal but he's got the functional power to drop his pads and run through people.
Receiving Ability -Has been utilized on FB-wheel routes with success, able to slip past LBs in coverage thanks to a convincing stalk before accelerating and turning up the field. Soft hands, effective receiver who can feasibly be counted on in the flats to make casual catches.
Short Yardage Skill -Short yardage and goal line extraordinaire. Results speak for themselves, has been a key cog in short yardage conversions and shows great lower body power and leg drive to push through heavily congested piles.
Football Intelligence - Should translate to any scheme given his niche. Experience in short yardage role as a ball carrier, as a receiver out of the backfield and as a pass protector and lead blocker. Versatility is present and will provide him a chance to be a role player on any roster.
Effort - Prototypical "team player", effort is not predicated on touching the football or being a focal point. Plays with visible urgency as a blocker and will not quit until the whistle blows on any given play. Great effort in short yardage role as a ball carrier to fall forward.
BEST TRAIT - Pass Protection
WORST TRAIT - Vision
BEST FILM - Iowa (2018)
WORST FILM - Michigan (2018)
RED FLAGS - None
Alec Ingold is as desirable of a true fullback prospect as you can find in today's football landscape. While Ingold isn't necessarily a true ball carrier, he's a better athlete than many old school fullbacks and offers enough in protection and with the ball in his hands to warrant a spot on a 53-man roster in heavy situations and two back sets. Ingold's play with the ball in his hands is a separating factor that can help him carve out an NFL career.