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Vadal Alexander | Tackle

Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/23/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 340

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LSU senior G/T Vadal Alexander "is best-suited inside on the next level," believes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.
The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Alexander is moving back to RT -- the position at which he was a Freshman All-American -- this fall after spending the past two campaigns at LG. Nevertheless, Zierlein included him with interior lineman in his rankings, grading him as the fourth-best in the country. "Despite his massive frame, Alexander is better than expected at locating and successfully engaging targets on the second level," Zierlein wrote. "At the point of attack, Alexander has proven to be too much for many an SEC defensive tackle. Alexander can be a bit of a lunger at times and does too much waist-bending, but the positives far outshine the negatives for this big guy." Jun 29 - 7:40 PM
Source: NFL.com

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ESPN.com's Greg Ostendorf believes there's an opportunity for LSU senior G/T Vadal Alexander "to go from being a counterpart to being the star," with La'el Collins off to the NFL.

"Now that Collins is gone, there's an opportunity to go from being a counterpart to being the star. For Alexander, that starts with moving back to right tackle, the same position that he played as a freshman at LSU, and the position that should help him earn more money at next year's NFL draft," Ostendorf wrote. The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Alexander is now the most experienced player along LSU's offensive line. The LSU prospect has played in 38 games with 34 starts under his belt. Alexander will be the anchor for the Tigers' line this season and he'll have a great opportunity to improve on his draft stock playing on the outside.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 15 - 2:30 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter calls LSU senior G/T Vadal Alexander a top-20 draft prospect.

The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Alexander will move back to RT -- the position at which he was a Freshman All-American -- after spending the past two campaigns at LG. "Alexander has shed at least 30 pounds since arriving on campus, giving him a shot to stay at tackle when he arrives in the NFL," Reuter wrote. "Although it's possible Alexander has done enough to land a first-round slot as a guard with his length, strength, and footwork, success at right tackle this season is crucial for Alexander to earn the respect of general managers across the league as a pass protector on the outside." We're excited to evaluate Alexander at tackle. Reuter is higher on him than most at the moment.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 10 - 8:26 PM

NFL media notes that "few [offensive lineman] have shown more versatility" than LSU senior OG Vadal Alexander over the past few years.

"He's played both tackle and guard, and he's played both the left and right sides," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread. "Center is about the only position that Alexander hasn't logged game time for the Tigers. His pro projection? Guard, or right tackle." Alexander (6-foot-6, 320 pounds) teamed up on the left side with La'el Collins for the past few years, but he will now shift back to right tackle (where he earned Freshman All-American honors). It's a welcome move, as Alexander deserves the opportunity to show the NFL that he could stick at RT long-term.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 9 - 10:13 PM

LSU senior OG Vadal Alexander "has shed at least 30 pounds since arriving on campus, giving him a shot to stay at tackle when he arrives in the NFL," writes NFL.com's Chad Reuter.

Alexander (6-foot-6, 320 pounds) will move back to right tackle (where he earned Freshman All-American honors) this season after spending the past two starting next to La'el Collins at left guard. "It is possible Alexander has done enough to land a first-round slot as a guard with his length, strength, and footwork," wrote Reuter. "Success at his new/old position is crucial, however, for Alexander to earn the respect of general managers across the league as a pass protector on the outside."
Source: NFL.com
May 11 - 11:25 PM

LSU junior OG Vadal Alexander "simply overwhelms opponents with his size and shows impressive strength to lock out and drive defenders off the ball when he keeps his feet moving."

"He simply overwhelms opponents with his size and shows impressive strength to lock out and drive defenders off the ball when he keeps his feet moving," Rang wrote. The Tigers prospect is not only a powerful run blocker, but he also excels in pass protection. Rang notes that Alexander "is so broad (and possesses long arms) that he holds up well in pass protection." The 6-foot-6, 340 pound Alexander, goes into 2014 with a streak of 22 straight starts on the offensive line, making it the longest current streak of any LSU offensive lineman.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 01:36:00 PM

Mel Kiper of ESPN Insider wrote that LSU junior OG Vadal Alexander is an "overwhelming force in the trenches."

Alexander, who goes 6-foot-6 and 340-plus pounds, blasts wide holes for a talented Tigers' RB corps that just lost Jeremy Hill. ESPN recently ranked Alexander as the SEC's No. 9 overall offensive lineman.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 08:04:00 PM

LSU beat writer Randy Rosetta suggests that freshman Vadal Alexander is the favorite to start at RT on Saturday against South Carolina.

Alexander has started the last two games and has done fairly well, but it had been rumored that senior Alex Hurst would make his return to the right side. Hurst, however, has missed time with injuries and personal issues, so Alexander is in line for another start. Head coach Les Miles to move a young player from a spot where they have grown comfortable.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 11:10:00 AM