Bolstering the pass defense was clearly on the Packers' agenda when the team traded up in the first round with Seattle.
The 5-foot-10, 196-pound Alexander adds strength to the Packers' defensive secondary, which finished the 2017 season ranked 23rd in the league (236.8 yards allowed per game).
Alexander, who posted a blistering 4.38 time 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, entered the draft as one of the top prospects and has a well-established reputation for confidence in his abilities. He totaled 77 tackles (58 solo), seven interceptions, 15 passes defensed and a forced fumble in three seasons at Louisville, where he was a second team All-ACC selection in 2016. Alexander can also contribute on special teams as a returner, as he totaled 43 punt returns for 424 yards and a touchdown at Louisville. The speedster declared for the draft following his junior season.
To acquire the rights to Alexander, the Packers sent their first-round pick (27th overall), a third-round pick (76th overall) and a sixth-round pick (186th overall) in exchange for the 18th overall pick and a seventh-round pick (248th overall).