Chicago Bears 2019 NFL Draft: Potential undrafted gems

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Chicago Bears, Alec Ingold
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Fullback Alec Ingold, Wisconsin

If you are a Bears fan with even the slightest bit of intellect, you also wonder why the Bears insist on keeping fullback Michael Burton around. I get it. He’s a great guy and a roommate of Mitchell Trubisky’s. It would be tough to let someone go of that nature.

But, the fact of the matter is, Burton is not that good. He consistently whiffs on his blocks and, more often than not, he ends up trailing the runner without doing much of anything, only to celebrate a touchdown with said runner as if he did something to help the scoring play happen.

If the Bears want to bring in some competition for Burton, and desire to continue using a fullback within the offense, Alec Ingold out of Wisconsin is a good candidate for the job.

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Over his four years at Wisconsin, Ingold averaged a rushing touchdown every six attempts. He scored 17 touchdowns on 103 total carries. He also showed some versatility catching the football, averaging over 13 yards per reception and scoring four times through the air on 14 receptions.

Ingold is a strong, willing blocker even on his own. He goes and gets his man and sticks with him, unlike Burton on many occasions. If he goes undrafted (which he likely will), the Bears should do the right thing and bring him to Halas Hall and give him a shot.