Photo of Frank Alexander
Drafted By: Panthers
  • Round 4
  • Pick 8
  • Overall 103

Combine Results

Grade
60.0 ?

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Alexander gives the Panthers another hard-working edge defender to add to the rotation. He offers some pass-rush ability as a situational player.

  • 6'4" Height
  • 35" Arm Length
  • 270LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

A two-year starter at defensive end for Oklahoma, Alexander could have some versatility given that he has been in a stand-up position occasionally. He has some girth and could be an option at outside linebacker for a team that could live with a pure rusher who doesn't cover much in the flats. Alexander is a high-energy player who uses his length well and could be a good rotational option at the next level. He should be drafted in the late rounds.

Analysis

Strengths

Alexander is a lengthy athlete and uses his arms well against the run. He sheds blocks well, is instinctual from a three-point stance or standing up, and is a natural player on the edge. He can make plays once in the backfield and is a solid all-around edge prospect.

Weaknesses

Alexander struggles when double-teamed. He might be a better fit as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme; doesn't bend real well and gets stopped in his tracks when overpowered. It takes time to get his big frame moving.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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