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Adonis Alexander | Safety

Team: Virginia Tech Hokies
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/7/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 207

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Redskins selected Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander with a sixth-round pick in the 2018 supplemental draft.
The Redskins will surrender a 2019 sixth-rounder. Western Michigan CB Sam Beal was taken in the third round by the Giants, and Beal had clearly separated himself from Alexander as the draft's top prospect. Alexander stands 6'2/195 but ran a 4.60 forty at his Pro Day with a 35.5-inch vertical and just nine bench-press reps. He had a number of off-field issues in college and was ruled academically ineligible before declaring for the supplemental draft. He's merely a late-round flier who should get at least one year to stick at the end of the roster. Alexander is unlikely to make a rookie-year impact barring injuries. Wed, Jul 11, 2018 02:16:00 PM

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Multiple outlets are reporting that the Washington Redskins have selected Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander in the sixth round of the 2018 supplemental draft.

Earlier on Wednesday afternoon, the Giants selected Western Michigan CB Sam Beal with a third-round supplemental selection. Alexander (6'2/195) is next off the board, with the Redskins forfeiting their sixth-rounder next spring in order to acquire him. While he has nice size, the Virginia Tech product is not a super-explosive athlete. He's at least worked to try to clean up his reputation, having reportedly tested clean over the past eight months -- including a test last week -- after being popped for marijuana possession in 2016.
Wed, Jul 11, 2018 02:07:00 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander passed his drug test last week.

Even more encouraging than the result of this solitary test, Garafolo passes along that Alexander has been in the clear on drug tests over the past eight months, as he's looking to convince NFL teams that his arrest for marijuana possession in April of 2016 was an anomaly, rather than the tip of the iceberg. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder is tracking toward a possible mid-round selection in Wednesday's supplemental draft after earlier this summer declaring following his being ruled academically ineligible for the upcoming college season.
Tue, Jul 10, 2018 07:41:00 PM

Seahawks Wire writer Mike Patton believes that Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander could be a fit for the Seahawks.

The Seahawks love big corners, and as Patton notes, Alexander qualifies. "He ran a 4.61 in the 40-yard dash and posted a 35.5 inch vertical leap," he writes. "At six-foot-two and 195 pounds, he is the prototypical big, physical cornerback." The Seahawks also aren't exactly loaded in depth at the position, so taking a chance on a pressing corner in the event could make some sense. One thing to keep in mind is that they don't have a third-round pick because of the Duane Brown trade, so it's unlikely they would bid earlier than the fifth-round for the former Hokie corner. Still, it's a potentially interesting fit.
Fri, Jun 22, 2018 06:41:00 PM

Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander ran the 40-yard dash in 4.60 seconds during his pro day-style workout on Wednesday.

Alexander is tuning up for the supplemental draft. He measured in at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds on Wednesday. In addition to his run through the 40-yard dash -- not particularly impressive, there -- he posted a 35.5-inch vertical jump, a 124-inch broad jump and nine reps on the bench press. The NFL Network's Mike Garafolo passes along that the corner was expected to meet with seven teams or thereabouts around his workout and additionally has one team visit on the docket. Alexander could potentially land as a mid-round selection when the supplemental draft starts up on July 11. It's not unusual for such drafts to go by without a single player selected, but we suspect that both Western Michigan CB Sam Beal and Alexander will make the cut next month. Mississippi State S Brandon Bryant has also thrown his hat into the supplemental ring, but should be considered more of a long shot.
Wed, Jun 20, 2018 11:50:00 AM

Andy Ross, the agent for Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander, has confirmed that his client will enter the 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft.

Alexander (6'3/207) was ruled academically ineligible for the coming season earlier this spring, an impetus for his decision to bounce out and try his chances with the supplemental draft to begin with. The oft-troubled corner is vying for a potential mid-round selection. Ross posted to Twitter that Alexander will have his pro day-style workout on June 20, a little over two weeks prior to festivities getting underway. The supplemental draft will be held on July 11. While no player has been selected in that draft since 2015, we could see multiple players heading off this time around. Alexander's not even the most high-profile prospect who has thrown his name into the ring. That would be Western Michigan CB Sam Beal.
Fri, Jun 8, 2018 11:58:00 AM

Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander will enter the 2019 supplemental draft after being ruled academically ineligible.

Alexander (6'3/207) briefly considered opting into the 2018 NFL Draft before electing to return. That was the right call in a vacuum, but Alexander has once again victimized himself with a poor decision. Suspended multiple times during his Virginia Tech career, Alexander missed a portion of spring practices and the Hokies' spring game due to academic issues. Apparently, he was unable to right the ship in time. Alexander, who recorded seven interceptions in 34 games for the Hokies, was looking like a Day 2 or 3 prospect for the 2019 NFL Draft before this news dropped. We expect him to be drafted in the supplemental draft. Just how highly will depend on how teams weigh his off-field concerns.
Source: 247 Sports
Fri, Jun 1, 2018 05:17:00 PM

Virginia Tech junior CB Adonis Alexander (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech.

Alexander (6'3/193) pulled his hamstring in last Saturday's loss to Miami. He's posted 22 tackles and an interception over the course of six games played this season. A two-game suspension cost him a chunk of September action, but Alexander has been in good standing with the team after spending his time in Justin Fuente's doghouse.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 06:14:00 PM

Virginia Tech added junior CB Adonis Alexander back to the roster ahead of Saturday's game against Clemson.

Alexander was sidelined due to suspension for the last two games of the season after starting the opening two. As happens at the college level, no information was given explaining if Alexander will see the field. We bet he does.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Virginia Tech junior CB Adonis Alexander is not traveling with the team for Saturday's game against ECU.

Alexander is staying behind due to an unspecified violation of team rules/standards. In a statement, Hokies HC Justin Fuente said, "Integrity, trust, and teamwork remain the foundation of this program and that will not change. Adonis has not lived up to our expectations at Virginia Tech." With Virginia Tech down their starting right corner, look for Brandon Facyson to see an increased role when the team kicks off against ECU at 3:30 PM EST on Saturday.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 08:00:00 PM

CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso pegs Virginia Tech junior CB Adonis Alexander as the No. 60 overall draft prospect.

"At 6-foot-3 and close to 200 pounds, he has Richard Sherman-esque size and length and has reeled in six interceptions in his two years in Blacksburg," Trapasso wrote. Last season, Alexander made 44 tackles with two TFL, two interceptions and nine passes defended.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 03:37:00 PM

Virginia Tech reinstated sophomore S Adonis Alexander and redshirt freshman DE Houshun Gaines.

Alexander and Gaines were charged with marijuana possession following a late-April arrest. Tech subsequently hit both players with indefinite suspensions. They were sentenced to probation and 24 hours of community service at the end of June, though, which cleared the way for reinstatement. The pair will serve a one-game suspension and sit out Virginia Tech's season-opener against Liberty on September 3. HC Justin Fuente's crew should be able to manage that one well enough without the services of Alexander and Gaines, but both gentlemen are expected to play contributing roles for the Hokies in 2016.
Wed, Jul 13, 2016 04:01:00 PM

Virginia Tech sophomore S Adonis Alexander and redshirt freshman DE Houshun Gaines were sentenced to probation and 24 hours of community service for their possession of marijuana charges.

Alexander and Gaines were arrested in late April and faced misdemeanor marijuana possession charges (with Alexander also facing a possession of alcohol charge). With the matter now officially settled, all eyes turn to HC Justin Fuente, who said at the time of the arrest that the plan was to take a "wait-and-see" approach before doling out punishments. For the time being, the pair remains in indefinite suspension limbo.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 02:01:00 PM

The Roanoke Times' Andy Bitter relays that Virginia Tech HC Justin Fuente will take a "wait-and-see" attitude toward the indefinite suspensions of sophomore S Adonis Alexander and redshirt freshman DE Houshun Gaines.

Per Bitter, Fuente is stepping aside by degrees to allow the legal process to take its natural course with Alexander and Gaines. The pair were arrested for marijuana possession in late April. Both young men face misdemeanor possession charges on that front, while Alexander has been additionally charged with possession of alcohol. Fuente will reevaluate the situation once the dust clears. Alexander registered 55 tackles and four interceptions in 2015 and was expected to start this coming season.
Tue, May 24, 2016 02:21:00 PM

Virginia Tech has indefinitely suspended sophomore S Adonis Alexander and redshirt freshman DE Houshun Gaines following their arrests for marijuana possession.

According to an online database for the Montgomery County General District Court, Alexander and Gaines were arrested for marijuana possession on April 24. They are facing misdemeanor charges, with Alexander also being charged with possession of alcohol. The 6-foot-3, 193-pound Alexander was an expected starter for 2016. Last season, he recorded 55 tackles (0.5 for loss) while intercepting four passes.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 10:17:00 PM