Raiders: 5 players who could make the Pro Bowl this season

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5. Alec Ingold, FB

While not the player most would initially think of, fullback Alec Ingold could very well earn some Pro Bowl votes this winter.

Ingold has been a huge part of a revived Raiders ground game as the undrafted rookie as made quite the impact this season. The Wisconsin product has seen a sizable uptick in offensive snaps having received a carry in five of his last six games.

In fact, Ingold managed to find the end zone for the first time in his young career in the team’s 26-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night.

With under 30 seconds remaining in the first half, quarterback Derek Carr swung a pass out to Ingold in the flats who turned upfield and dove into the end zone for a touchdown giving Oakland the lead going into the half.

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Gruden has found ways to get Ingold involved in the offense be it as a blocker, runner, or receiver. The 23-year-old has been playing around a quarter of the offensive snaps per game which is incredibly high for a fullback in today’s NFL.

Ingold’s case should also be helped by Oakland’s impressive ground game which could be used as an argument for his inclusion.

Some of his top competition in the AFC will be Denver’s Andy Janovich, Kansas City’s Anthony Sherman, Buffalo’s Patrick DiMarco, and Pittsburgh’s Roosevelt Nix but with very few fullbacks in the league, the competition isn’t nearly as stiff as it is at other positions.

He’s not an obvious choice, but Ingold could make an intriguing case to make the 2020 Pro Bowl.