Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander is a popular man these days. In advance of July’s supplemental draft, at least 26 NFL teams will attend his pro day on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears. Meanwhile, he’ll sit down with seven clubs and will even visit a team on Wednesday.
With more than 80% of the league watching him work out, it seems likely that Alexander will be drafted next month if he performs well. It’s never a given that players in the supplemental draft will actually come off of the board as teams are required to sacrifice the equivalent pick for the following year’s rookie draft.
In the past six years, only two players have been selected in the supplemental draft – Josh Gordon (Browns, 2012) and Isaiah Battle (Rams, 2015). Since 1977, only 43 players have been selected in total.
Alexander was the first notable entrant into this year’s supplemental draft, but he has been overshadowed to some extent by former Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal. Beal was projected to be taken high in the 2019 NFL draft and NFL personnel people reportedly believe he’s likely to go somewhere in the first three rounds in July.
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