Alexander played wide receiver and cornerback - as well as punter and return specialist - in high school and has a detailed understanding of each position. He proved a natural at cornerback after switching high schools as a sophomore. If you're looking for this year's version of Marshon Lattimore, who helped turn around the New Orleans Saints' perennially leaky defense after being the surprise No. 11 overall selection in the 2017 draft, Alexander is easy to spot.
While he played just six games last year and skipped the Cardinals' bowl game to be 100 percent for the combine, Alexander wowed many observers in 2016. He picked off five passes, including two against Clemson's DeShaun Watson, and flashed game-breaking skills on punt returns. He was a second-team All-ACC choice. Even after knee and hand injuries sidetracked his 2017, Alexander was an honorable mention All-ACC pick.
Alexander's greatest strength might also be his biggest weakness. He is aggressive, willing to jump a route and bet that he'll be able to make the big play that turns a game. Every once in a while the risk bites back and he gives up a TD the other way.
With that risk-taking mindset under consideration, some NFL team will is likely to land Alexander in the first round because of his athleticism and swagger. His light feet and hip turn more than make up for being slightly undersized.
--Field Level Media
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