Adonis Alexander Meets With 4 Teams Ahead Of Supplemental Draft

This year’s Supplemental Draft is shaping up as the best in recent memory. There are several draft-able players, and the most intriguing prospect for teams might be Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander. Alexander was kicked off the Hokies’ team due to academic issues and announced his intention to enter the Supplemental Draft a few weeks ago.

Any team can select Alexander, but whatever round they take him in, they’ll forfeit that round’s selection in the regular 2019 draft. The Browns notably used a second round pick in the Supplemental Draft to take Josh Gordon in 2012. Alexander recently held his Pro Day, which was attended by 26 teams.

A few of those teams showed additional interest in Alexander and met with him separately. Alexander met with representatives from the Jets, Saints, Chiefs, and Colts, according to Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com. All four teams could use help on their defense and are strong candidates to take a flyer on Alexander. Pauline currently projects Alexander as going in the third round of the Supplemental Draft.

Pauline thinks Alexander’s “length, balls skills and arm size (over 32 inches) will be very attractive to NFL teams” and noted that had Alexander returned to Virginia Tech for his senior season, he would’ve been graded by scouts as one of the top cornerback prospects in the nation.

Alexander isn’t the only talented secondary player eligible for the draft. He’s joined by safety Brandon Bryant from Mississippi State, and cornerback Sam Beal from Western Michigan. Although there’s only been two players selected in the past six years, this year’s Supplemental Draft has the potential to be very active.

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8 comments on “Adonis Alexander Meets With 4 Teams Ahead Of Supplemental Draft

  1. trident

    “He must be the stupidest sob alive…but he sure is fast!”

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  2. slapnuts

    I’m not sure how “balls skills” translates on the field, but I’d really be interested to know how it translates of the field

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  3. BUGZ

    Say if the team that drafts him as two picks in that round, do they take the higher selection?

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    • The team with two picks can “bid” with either pick. It’s like an auction with the player going to the highest bid.

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  4. CubsRebsSaints

    What if the Saints wanted to make a splash and “go for it all” in Brees’ twilight? Could they maneuver it to use a first round pick knowing they don’t have one? And then forfeit their 2020 1st round pick instead? So you’d be using a pick from two years from now to win now. You would have to reach, and I don’t know enough about this player to know if it’s a good move. I want to know if something like that is even possible???
    And before everyone jumps on and says how terrible an idea it is…. if he pans out, what does 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th really matter? Especially if you get a second Super Bowl championship with Brees. Hmmm. You don’t get a QB like Drew Brees very often, and you have to do SOME extra things to win now.

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