Heading into 2021, it was thought that North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell had a chance to solidify himself as maybe the top QB prospect entering this year's NFL Draft. Howell still remains among the biggest names among this year's crop of quarterbacks, but like this year's class in general, the optimism surrounding him has tempered a bit.
Derek Carr of the Las Vegas Raiders is only the latest in a long line of outstanding quarterbacks in franchise history that goes all the way back to their first season in the inaugural year of the American Football League in 1960. The 30-year-old Carr, who has broken a number of the regular season and career franchise records in the last few seasons, grew up in Bakersfield in the San Joaquin Valley and went to Fresno State, one of several Raiders quarterbacks from California.
Hard-hitting fullback Alec Ingold has excelled as the Las /Vegas Raiders starting fullback for the past three seasons. At first glance, it would appear as though Ingold has it made, that he's living every athlete's dream. But, like with every success story, there has been no shortage of hardship in the 25-year-old's journey to the league.