Visit tracker: Eagles to host Louisville CB Jaire Alexander on pre-draft visit
On a day when the Philadelphia Eagles kick off their offseason program, a very exciting prospect will be in town. Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander is in town visiting the Eagles.
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) April 16, 2018
Alexander is being mentioned as the best cornerback in this years’ draft class. Combine performances and pro day heroics are the only reason other names are mentioned above him. If you base it on raw skill and ability, there might not be anyone better than Alexander is this draft.
“Twitchy and quick, Alexander is an instinctive cornerback with the ability to anticipate routes and the quickness to close on throws and make plays on the ball. He tape in 2017 was uneven due to issues with a sprained knee which could raise concerns over his durability considering his slender build. When healthy, he has the potential to become a second cornerback, but teams may view him as a full time nickel cornerback who is able to avoid the rigors of excessive run support.” Via NFL.com
After the recent news regarding cornerback Daryl Worley which led to his release, a cornerback in the first round has to be on the table now. If Alexander is there, the Eagles will have a hard time passing him up. Not only is he a lockdown cornerback, he can also return the ball. Drafting a versatile player is a good idea for a team that does not have a lot of holes to fill, but can improve a lot with the right pick.
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