Day 3 of the NFL Draft didn’t go as Alec Ingold had hoped.
“It was tough,” the Bay Port High School grad said at his home in Suamico Saturday.
“You had runs of teams where you thought you might get that call. A handful of times it was like getting on the edge of your seat, but it didn’t work out. At the end of the day I found a good fit for me and I’m ready to go to work.”
After fielding phone calls throughout the 7th round and after, Ingold agreed to sign an undrafted free agent deal with the Oakland Raiders.
“The mindset they are trying to make down there is a tough team that is really physical,” Ingold said of his decision. “Everything I want to be on a football field is what they do. So at the end of the day I think it was the best fit for me, and the coaching staff was pretty passionate when they got on the phone. I could tell that was a place that I needed to be.”
And after thinking about the dream of playing in the NFL for so many years, it’s time to get to work.
“It’s a weight lifted off your shoulder, but at the same time we know it’s going to get going. Now we start, and I can’t wait.”