Alexander goes in fifth-round to Kansas City

IN THE LEAD-UP to the NFL Draft, few were mentioning the name of D.J. Alexander, the Oregon State linebacker. They should have been. Alexander was selected in the fifth round by the Chiefs, the first Beaver 'backer since 2008 to go in the draft.

D.J. Alexander was selected with the 36th pick in the 5th round (172nd overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Alexander started 32 games for the Beavers over the last three seasons recording 209 tackles including 23.0 tackles-for loss.

The Palm Desert, Calif. native tallied two forced fumbles, an interception and 8.5 quarterback sacks in his career. In 2014, Alexander led the Beavers with 12.0 TFLs and finished second on the squad with 70 tackles.

Alexander is the first Oregon State linebacker to be drafted since 2008 when Joey LaRocque was taken seventh round by the New York Jets.

He is just the sixth OSU player ever drafted by Kansas City.

But he was the second Beaver taken in 2015, joining former Beaver cornerback Steven Nelson, who was taken by the Chiefs in the third round Friday evening.

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