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Kwon Alexander | Linebacker

Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 8/3/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 227

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Bucs traded up with to select LSU OLB Kwon Alexander with the No. 124 overall pick in the 2015 draft.
Alexander (6'1/227) made 23 starts for LSU, compiling 15 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. He was a second-team All-SEC pick in 2014. Alexander ran the fastest forty time (4.55) among linebackers at the Combine and projects as a run-and-hit weak-side prospect in the Bucs' 4-3 defense. He figures to open his career covering kicks on special teams. May 2 - 1:19 PM

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The 49ers have "strong interest" in LSU LB Kwon Alexander and RB Terrence Magee, according to Eric Branch.

It is worth pointing out the 49ers' new WR coach, Adam Henry, previously worked in the same position for LSU. Alexander is a run a chase linebacker with wasted movement and Magee is an undersized, determined running back who can make an impact on passing downs. Both are third day picks.
Source: SF Gate
Apr 16 - 12:49 PM

LSU LB Kwon Alexander possesses "above-average speed and a desire to stick his nose into as many plays as possible," observed NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Alexander's lack of instincts were ill-suited in the box, as he was too easily confused by the misdirection of offenses he faced. He's an outside 'backer with a chance to become a starter in a 4-3 defense. He can come in and play on special teams right away," Zierlein wrote. For those reasons, Zierlein likens Alexander to Dekoda Watson. At the combine, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Alexander (90 tackles in 2014) ran the fastest 40-yard dash amongst linebackers with a 4.55 time. "He's got the play speed you want and he will step in and be a core special-teamer, too. What you don't love is his height and lack of length. When you dig around on him you find out that he has high character and that he's good in the locker room," said an NFC director of college scouting.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 29 - 7:08 PM

LSU LB Kwon Alexander "looks great chasing down opponents with his quickness, which he uses to overcome shortcomings in size, strength as well as average read-and-react instincts," observed NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney.

"Alexander made a statement with quickness that takes him sideline-to-sideline, although he needs to control himself and avoid overrunning plays," Cooney wrote. Alexander believes he can play on either the inside or outside, and has experience doing both from his days at LSU. "He will need to improve to be consistently productive in the NFL," Cooney wrote. At the combine, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Alexander ran the fastest 40-yard dash amongst linebackers with a 4.55 time.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 22 - 7:00 PM

LSU LB Kwon Alexander "is what today's NFL linebacker is with his ability to run," said NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock.

Alexander ran the fastest 40-yard dash amongst linebackers on Sunday with a 4.55 time. Mayock sees Alexander -- who spent most of his time on the strongside at LSU but has experience at all three spots -- as a weakside linebacker in the NFL. Alexander, who also had a good 36-inch vertical jump and a broad jump of 10 feet, 1 inch, led LSU last season with 90 tackles.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 11:02 PM

LSU LB Kwon Alexander ran the fastest 40-yard dash amongst linebackers with a 4.55 time.

Because of his crazy wheels, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said recently that Alexander "fits what the NFL is today." The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder has the ability to handle all three linebacker positions in an even front, but he spent most of his time on the strongside in college. He's ticketed for the outside in the NFL. "Heavy production this year," Mayock said "I think he fits what today's NFL is, which is they're getting smaller and faster at the linebacker position. I think he's probably a third- or fourth-round linebacker. I think he can fit any scheme. He can run. He's not quite as much a downhill thumper, but that's the old-school NFL."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 22 - 8:50 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock says that LSU LB Kwon Alexander "fits what the NFL is today."

"Kwon Alexander is a linebacker that can run," Mayock said. "Heavy production this year. I think he fits what today's NFL is, which is they're getting smaller and faster at the linebacker position. I think he's probably a third- or fourth-round linebacker. I think he can fit any scheme. He can run. He's not quite as much a downhill thumper, but that's the old-school NFL." The 6-foot-2, 215-pound LB has the ability to handle all three linebacker positions in an even front, though he's spent most of his time on the strongside with the Tigers.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 11:02 PM

LSU junior LB Kwon Alexander announced on Twitter that he will enter the 2015 Draft.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound LB has the ability to handle all three linebacker positions in an even front, though he's spent most of his time on the strongside with the Tigers. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline mentioned earlier this month that Alexander was giving serious consideration on making the jump to the next level, and gave him a late-round grade. The LSU prospect led the Tigers defense with a team-high 90 tackles this season.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 03:33:00 PM

LSU junior LB Kwon Alexander "is another Tiger giving serious consideration to entering the draft," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Alexander grades as a late-round pick, according to the analyst. The junior can handle all three linebacker positions in an even front, though he's spent most of his time on the strongside with the Tigers. Alexander, who is very mobile and can track the ball sideline-to-sideline, will probably be relegated to 4-3 consideration due to his lack of bulk. Alexander is a skilled special teamer and should fare well if forced to make a roster as a contributor on that unit.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 11:31:00 PM

LSU starting freshman LB Kwon Alexander may return from a broken ankle prior to the Tigers' bowl game.

"We're thinking Kwon may make it back for the bowl game, if not before that," head coach Les Miles said. The injury occurred in the second game Alexander started, but he was playing fairly well prior to that.
Thu, Nov 8, 2012 10:42:00 AM

LSU starting freshman LB Kwon Alexander will reportedly miss the remainder of the season with a broken ankle.

Alexander has played in every game this season and had recently been starting at the strong side linebacker position. Junior inside linebacker Kevin Minter also missed time during last weekend's game against Florida but later returned. The school has yet to confirm the report on Alexander's injury.
Mon, Oct 8, 2012 08:35:00 AM