We have just completed the most active NFL Supplemental Draft since 2015. After watching their division rivals, the New York Giants, select Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal in the third round, the Washington Redskins decided they wanted a corner of their own. Enter Virginia Tech's Adonis Alexander, who could be a steal for Washington, when looking at the following highlight video.
As you can see from the clip, Alexander uses his 6-3 frame to completely shadow his assigned receiver. He has natural ballhawk and tackling abilities that can be a problem for opposing offenses.
In three years with the Hokies, Alexander recorded 125 total tackles, 17 passes defensed, seven interceptions, and one forced fumble.
Now, Alexander could not have entered a more perfect situation for his stock. He joins a secondary that includes Josh Norman and Orlando Scandrick. Sitting under their learning tree could pay dividends for Washington and Alexander.
THE REAL #DBU — Virginia Tech Football (@VT_Football) July 11, 2018
CB Adonis Alexander selected in 6th round of NFL Supplemental Draft by @Redskins - reunited w @IAM_GSIII & @tim_settle in DC.
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Not to mention that he can fill the void left by Bashaud Breeland and Kendall Fuller, who the team lost this offseason via free agency and trade, respectively. And, he is playing under Redskins defensive backs coach Torrian Gray, who was his coach at Virginia Tech in 2015.
It is a win-win situation for both the Redskins and Alexander, who has the ability to truly be a steal.