Biography: Two-year starter at defensive end awarded all-conference honors last year. Senior totals included 54 tackles/19 tackles for loss/8.5 sacks, one interception and eight pass breakups. Junior numbers included 39/13/7.
Positives: Athletic defensive end will also get consideration as a rush linebacker. Plays with good quickness. Fluid moving in all directions of the field. Great burst off the snap, gets momentum going up the field and easily changes direction. Displays solid movement skills to every area and the ability to pursue the action from the back side. Solid pass rusher who plays with good pad level. Plays with balance and body control and is rarely off his feet. Works his hands throughout the action. Shows ability in space when dropped off the line of scrimmage.
Negatives: Displays a lot of hesitation in his game and is slow to react. Handled by tight ends and could be a liability defending the run. Gives up on plays too often.
Analysis: Alexander was a productive pass-rushing defensive end at Oklahoma and was effectively used in a variety of roles. He has the skills to be a one-gap defensive end or outside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment if he improves his technique and plays hard on every down.
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