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2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report: CB Jaire Alexander


Height: 5’11”

Weight: 192 lbs.

Age: 21

School: Louisville

 

40-yard dash: 4.38 sec.

Vertical: 35.0”

Broad: 127.0”

Bench: 14 reps

3-cone: 6.71 sec.

 

Strengths

Great athleticism. Top-end speed, quickness, and acceleration. Easily mirrors receivers in man-to-man coverage. Can press or play off-man. Quick to distinguish route combinations in zone coverage. Great instincts. Excellent hands. Finds the ball in the air and attacks it aggressively. Dangerous when turning defense to offense. Willing and effective tackler. Extremely tough. Short memory. Rare ability to set the tone on defense from the cornerback position. Played big against top competition (three forced turnovers against Deshaun Watson in 2016).

 

Weaknesses

Sometimes beaten by the deep ball. Can over-pursue as a tackler. Durability is a concern.

 

NFL Comparisons

Darius Slay – Joe Haden – Tre’Davious White

 

Conclusion

Alexander is a versatile cornerback that can shadow the opponent’s top receiver and transform an entire defense when he’s on the field. If he stays healthy, Alexander could quickly emerge into an elite defensive playmaker.

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Love it. I really want him if he’s there for our pick.

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Great write up. Didn’t know he ran 4.38 wow.

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Alexander kind of just looks like a lockdown corner

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Avon Barksdale

Jaire is so cold bruh

jay
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jay

facts

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gocards

Wish he played in the bowl game but Jaire should be a beast

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