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Grade
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  • 6'4" Height
  • 35" Arm Length
  • 300LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands

Overview

Alexander was a two-year starter for the LSU defense. He is a big, strong interior defender who was primarily used as a run stopper. He has the size and power to split double teams and is tough to move off the line of scrimmage, but he lacks pass-rush moves and counters and will need to expand his package to be more than an early-down defender at the next level. Alexander does flash good initial quickness but lacks lateral agility and speed to close to the pile. His range is limited, and he often is substituted for during games. He shows good awareness to react quickly as plays unfold and squeezes interior running lanes. Alexander is a space-eater who will fit best as a 3-4 nose tackle, but injury history will be a concern for most clubs in this year's draft.

Analysis

Strengths

Tall interior defender with a thick build and a quick first step. Has impressive strength to fight through double teams and heavy hands to engage and push around blockers. Shows an effective bull rush to collapse the pocket. Reads plays quickly, fills running lanes and is difficult to move.

Weaknesses

Lacks the speed and range to slide down the line and make plays. Has a very limited pass-rush package and will struggle to consistently get pressure at the next level. Stands up a little high and loses leverage at times. He is a liability in space due to a lack of lateral agility. Has missed significant time due to injuries in college.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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