Jaire Alexander Draft Profile

Jaire Alexander draft profile

Strengths:

  • Athletic
  • Instinctive
  • Reads QB’s eyes
  • Can mirror routes
  • Quick reaction, acceleration
  • Aggressive
  • Liked by teammates

Analysis: Jaire Alexander is an athletic cornerback who is not missing any toughness in his body. Alexander has dealt with injuries throughout his career, but he came back for last three games of the season despite missing multiple games due to sprained knee and a broken hand–he did not have to, if anything this could have hurt his draft stock, but he loves the game and will do anything to play. His eyes stay on quarterback when he’s able. Aware and instinctive. Spots traffic from zone and squeezes passing lanes. Carries playmaking traits. Quick response time when quarterback begins release. Smooth mover with plus acceleration to chase. Feet are light and sudden. Crowds and mirror receiver’s release without panicking.¬†Pattern reader capable of sudden stops to mirror comeback routes. Aggressive attacking catch point. He owns a decent recovery burst. Teammates loved him.

Weaknesses:

  • Frame tapped out
  • Durability
  • A little grabby in man coverage
  • Inconsistent turning head back
  • Block shedding
  • Tackling questions

Analysis: As mentioned earlier, durability is a huge issue for Jaire Alexander. Can he stay healthy? We know he’ll play through injuries if he can, but that doesn’t bode well for his long-term health in the NFL. His frame does not have room for growth. He can get a little grabby in man coverage down the sideline. He avoided excess contact with blockers and appeared to lack his typical brand of aggressiveness. Needs to play with better knee bend from press. Read routes and created opportunities to attack throws but defaulted to the safe play. Inconsistent getting head around in time to find the football. Inconsistent finisher as tackler and may struggle to get off of NFL blocks.

Size: 5’11 192lbs

Draft Rank: No.5 CB

NFL Comparison: Marlon Humphrey

Draft Projection: Round 2

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