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Adonis Alexander | Safety

Team: Virginia Tech Hokies
Ht / Wt:  6'2 / 195

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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. Jun 20 - 11:50 AM

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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.
Jun 8 - 11:58 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
Jun 1 - 5:17 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

Virginia Tech freshman S Adonis Alexander was drawing physical comparisons to Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor from coaches on Thursday.

When word of the high praise returned to Alexander, he understandably called it "music to [his] ears." Defensive coordinator Bud Foster said that the 6-foot-3, 193-pounder would be a "big-time rover for [Virginia Tech]" once the mental side of the equation catches up to the physical side. Foster also noted that Alexander has some "freaky skill sets," specifically mentioning his 4.5 time in the 40 and his 41-inch vertical leap.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 07:23:00 PM