Position: Wide Receiver
Projected 40-Time: 4.55
Star Rating: Grade: 79
Draft Projection: 3rd - 4th Round
Star rating is based on a prospects standing (as of February 1st) in the 2010 Scout.com Draft Rankings. A prospects grade is measured on the following scale:
85-100 = 1st - 2nd
_70-84 = 3rd - 4th
_55-69 = 5th - 6th
_40-54 = 7th Round - UDFA
Strengths: Alexander is a tall, lanky receiver who put it all together in 2009. He gets a fluid release off the line, uses his long strides to get down field and beats one-on-one coverage. He uses his frame to his advantage and possesses soft hands; he catches the ball away from his body. He has the athleticism to adjust to errant throws and the awareness to track deep passes. He has outstanding hand/eye coordination and offers the quarterback a reliable target. He displays toughness and isn’t afraid to make receptions in traffic.
Weaknesses: Injuries have stalled his career and he’s only had one productive season. He has an elite frame, but he has to get stronger and be physical throughout his routes. He’s not a burner and relies on his long strides to get downfield. He doesn’t offer much as a downfield blocker.Steuber Says: Alexander showed his promise in ’09, as he hauled in 113 receptions for 1,781 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has the size and quickness you want out of a wide receiver, but his injury history is a concern. He’s more of a possession receiver who possesses good vision to create a big play. Alexander has to get stronger and be able to beat jams at the next level.
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