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NFL Supplemental Draft 2018 Scouting Report: CB Adonis Alexander, Virginia Tech

July 6, 2018

NFL Supplemental Draft 2018 Scouting Report: CB Adonis Alexander, Va Tech


I’m not going to go into a full-scale scouting report on Adonis Alexander because our computer scouting models and my tape watching show he’s not worth an intensive study. Our scouting model grade was negative and the second-worst grade of any CB we’ve graded in 2018.

There are so many red flags it looks like a semaphore class gone awry.

First, we have the reason why Alexander is going into the supplemental draft… Ruled academically ineligible which heaps on top of suspensions in 2016 for marijuana possession. He enters the supplemental draft, like most prospects do, with a lot of bad baggage. His deeper than most.

Second problem – his Pro Day testing was a borderline disaster. A 4.61 40-time is more like a 4.7 range most likely…a terrible mark for an NFL CB prospect. His agility times were also terrible – 4.38 shuttle, 7.18 three-cone. He also only managed 9 bench press reps.

The last nail in the coffin, for me as an evaluator, the tape is terrible too – many lazy plays, out of positions, drifting not going full speed. A poor tackler on top of everything else.

In my book, he’s a ‘D’ athlete with ‘D’ tape and ‘F’ intangibles.

Alexander is not likely going to get selected in the 2018 supplemental draft. He’ll be lucky to get a tryout after. He’ll be long gone from the NFL after he doesn’t make a 53-man roster.

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About R.C. Fischer

R.C. Fischer is an NFL Draft analyst for College Football Metrics, and a football projections analyst and writer for Fantasy Football Metrics. 

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