Jaire Alexander: 2018 NFL Draft Board

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Jaire Alexander

Jaire Alexander is a blazing fast cornerback NFL teams will crave to cover a John Ross. Read about his 2018 NFL draft prospects. 

College: Louisville #10Louisville Cardinals Football

Position: Cornerback

Height: 5-11

Weight: 188

40 Time: 4.32

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Notes

  • NFL teams will love his 4.33 40. Someone needs to cover the 4.22 40, John Ross.
  • Also played wide receiver in high school.
  • Missed Wake Forest game in 2015 due to injury.
  • Has a bit of a personality. This prancing video of Jaire Alexander defending a fourth down pass against Wake Forest went viral instantly.
  • Profootballfocus.com ranks Jaire Alexander as the #18 of returning players for the 2017 season.
  • Second team All-ACC in 2016, as voted by the Coaches and Media.

NFL Draft Board Breakdown

The NFL Draft Board.

Right now the NFL Draft Board has Jaire Alexander drafted in the latter half of the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.

Jaire Alexander has the speed to be a top 10, if not a top five, first round draft choice. But at, 5-11 he comes in just a little short. A lot of teams are gravitating to 6-4 wide receivers, and 6-3 cornerbacks to cover the 6-4 wide receivers. 

Speed makes Jaire Alexander a noteworthy 2018 NFL draft prospect. You can’t coach speed, as the saying goes. 

Watch which team drafts John Ross in 2017. The teams in that division, that have to face John Ross twice a year, might have to look at someone like Jaire Alexander to cover John Ross. There are three teams in John Ross’s division that will be in the market for a speedy corner in 2018, either through the draft or free agency.

Jaire Alexander’s ceiling is set by his height and his floor is set by his speed. Provided Alexander enjoys a productive season and stays free from injury, he should remain in the latter half of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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