Supplemental Draft Report: Adonis Alexander

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Scouting report for Adonis Alexander, defensive back from Virginia Tech, who has made himself available for the supplemental draft on July 11.

Bio: Played in nine games last season and finished with 27 tackles, one interception and four pass breakups. Sophomore totals in 2016 include 44 tackles, two interceptions and seven PBUs in 13 games. Suspended multiple times by Virginia Tech and did not finish the 2017 season with the team.

Pos: Nice-sized cover corner with an inconsistent game. Plays tough, physical football and shows strength at the point. Mixes it up with receivers and physically beats down opponents to defend the throw. Displays an explosive burst to the ball out of his plant, effectively anticipates the action and stays with coverage assignments. Squares into tackles, wraps up ball carriers and brings opponents down in the open field. Athletic and plays much faster than his 40 time.

Neg: Loses a sense of where receivers are on occasion. Does not always play under control or with proper balance. Takes poor angles to the action. Slow to get his head around to track the pass in the air and does a lot of face guarding. Ran poorly during his pro day.

Analysis: Alexander displayed legitimate next-level skills in 2016 but had an inconsistent season as a junior. Many scouts still graded him as one of the top three senior prospects in the nation, regardless of position, this spring. Alexander possesses next-level size and enough playing speed to line up in bump-and-run or man coverage, but he needs a lot of polish and must add consistency to his game.

Round Projection: 4th