The NFL Supplement Draft was held on Wednesday and the Washington Redskins selected former Virginia Tech cornerback, Adonis Alexander, with a sixth-round pick. So, that means another former Hokie is headed to the Redskins.
THE REAL #DBU— Virginia Tech Football (@VT_Football) July 11, 2018
CB Adonis Alexander selected in 6th round of NFL Supplemental Draft by @Redskins - reunited w @IAM_GSIII & @tim_settle in DC.
MORE ⤵️https://t.co/XxMp9cWykN #LPD pic.twitter.com/1NQ4ZKVLUi
Washington selected Tim Settle and Greg Stroman in April’s NFL draft. In the last few seasons, other former Hokies like Kendall Fuller and Kyshoen Jarrett were also selected by the Redskins.
This is the perfect situation for Alexander. He gets to reunite with former college teammates, Greg Stroman and Tim Settle, and, most important, he’s back with former secondary coach, Torrian Gray. After all, Alexander’s best season as a Hokie was when Gray was his position coach. The current Washington secondary coach is also the one who helped recruit Alexander to Blacksburg.
Alexander will be in a battle for a roster spot. Washington has Josh Norman, Orlando Scandrick, Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau ahead of him on the depth chart. He will compete with Joshua Holsey and Stroman for what is likely two roster spots. Alexander’s combination of length and experience make him an excellent choice for the Redskins. Everyone loves 6’3” cornerbacks and the team isn’t expecting him to play a major role in 2018.
For Alexander, the hope is he will learn from his mistakes. He was extremely candid in an interview with Yahoo’s Terez Paylor this week, taking ownership of his mistakes at Virginia Tech. He also came up clean in all his recent drug tests,
While we will miss him on the field in 2018, we wish Adonis Alexander the best as he looks to continue his career at the next level. The talent is certainly there.