Raiders: Rookie report card three-quarters into the 2019 season

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Alec Ingold, FB

Alec Ingold has gotten a rush in every game of these past four. All four were on fourth down and he converted on three of the four attempts.

He had his most productive game against the Chiefs, though the numbers are small due to him only carrying the ball in short-yardage situations when the box is stacked.

In that game, he had one rush on fourth down which went for the longest gain of any hand-off he has gotten in his career at four yards. He also hauled in two receptions for 13 yards recording his first multiple reception game so far.

Nothing needs to be said when it comes to the job Ingold does as a blocker, whenever he is leading the way for Josh Jacobs you will usually see him blow somebody up.

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Ingold has played a part in Jacobs’ great rookie season and lately, the coaching staff has trusted him in short-yardage situations to the point where they don’t care if the defense knows what they are going to do.

Expect his opportunities to increase in the future following his most active stretch of games.

Grade: A-

A.J. Cole, P

Outside of a solid outing against the Jets where A.J. Cole punted the ball seven times with four of those being downed within the 20, the other three of this four-game stretch have been a little worse than his usual performances.

Cole downed one punt within the 20 in each of the games versus the Chargers, Bengals, and Chiefs. That is despite punting the ball four, five and two times respectively.

This may be a little nit-picky since the offense was not moving the ball in those games minus the Chargers, and so a lot of those punts were from near the Raiders’ own end zone.

Still, if we are judging only his past four games, his numbers are still slightly worse than they usually have been.

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Despite that, Cole has been solid overall. Unlike last year, his punts are never going to be something you worry or even think about — and that is a good thing.

Grade: C+