Position:CB Class: Sr School:
Pac-10 Ht., Wt.: 5'11, 185 40 Time: 4.38 Grade: 3.23
BIO: Played in eight games as a senior and totaled 25/0/1 defensively also averaging 20.6 yards on 13 kick returns. Missed seven games as a junior with a shoulder injury and credited with 22/3 on the season. Defensive numbers as a sophomore were 26/4/11 after leading the conference with a 29.2-yard average on kick returns.
POSITIVES: Explosive, athletic corner with average instincts and poor durability. Quick footed off the line, fluid transitioning to run with opponents and plays to his timed 40 speed. Easily runs downfield with opponents, displays a quick closing burst as well as recovery speed. Immediately plants then breaks on the throw and adjusts well to defend the pass.
NEGATIVES: Does not slow opponents with jams and marginal skills in run defense. Hesitant reacting and slow turning back when the ball's in the air. Falls asleep and gets beaten. Durability is a major concern.
ANALYSIS: From an athletic point of view, Alexander is a physically gifted prospect that will turn heads, but the major underlying factors most will focus on are the number of receptions he gives up and past injury history. Someone may take a flier on him in the late rounds.