NFL Draft: Film review of Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander

Breaking Burgundy Analyst Paul Conner reviews film and shares his scouting notes on Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander

Breaking Burgundy's Film Analyst Paul Conner will be in the lab crunching film on college prospects up until the 2016 NFL Draft. He will be sharing his notes on each player he watches throughout the process. 

Mackensie Alexander

Position: CB

College: Clemson

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 195

Age: 22

Ben Standig's mock draft for No. 11 to the Bears (1/15)

(Analysis of games vs. Alabama, NC State, Florida State, and North Carolina)

Positives: Mackensie Alexander plays with fire. He's an aggressive corner who isn't afraid to get physical. Alexander is fast and has very quick feet. His acceleration is great. He has the ability to mirror receivers in man coverage. He keeps his hips low which allows him to transition well on receivers breaks. He has great change of direction skills. His back-pedal and footwork don't create many false steps. Alexander isn't afraid to hit people, either. He will come up in the run game and take on lead blockers and ball carriers. 

Concerns: His size might be a concern. His real height and weight may not be what he is listed at. He can get muscled around and boxed out by bigger receivers. His aggressiveness sometimes leads to extra-curricular, after-the-whistle activities. 

If drafted by Redskins: The Redskins need some consistency in the secondary. Bashaud Breeland locked down one position after his suspension but the Redskins went through Chris CulliverQuinton DunbarWill Blackmon and others on the other side. DeAngelo Hall seems to be at safety for good now it would benefit the Redksins to add another youthful, high potential CB to the mx. As a Clemson Tiger, Alexander is probably someone Breeland woudn't mind taking under his wing. 

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Paul Conner is the Film Analyst and a Draft Evaluator at Breaking Burgundy. You can follow him on Twitter @P_ConnerJr

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