NFL Draft

#10
Jaire Alexander
Int Yds TDs
1
Team: Louisville CardinalsHeight: 5-11 Born: 2/9/1997
Position: CBWeight: 192 Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

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.

ANALYSIS

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.

PROJECTION

First Round

--Field Level Media


Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2015 Lou  12 1
2016 Lou  13 5
2017 Lou  6 1
Career   31 7

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2015 Lou  12 23 223 9.7 0 0 0 - 0
2016 Lou  13 19 195 10.3 1 1 14 14.0 0
2017 Lou  6 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 - 0
Career   31 43 424 9.9 1 1 14 14.0 0

Defensive Logs

Date Opp Int Yds TDs
10/5/2017 @ NCSU 0
10/14/2017 BC 0
11/11/2017 UVa 0
11/18/2017 Syr 1
11/25/2017 @ Kty 0
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