Redskins take Alexander in supplemental draft
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The Washington Redskins returned to a familiar spot to try to plug a hole, selecting Virginia Tech corner Adonis Alexander in the sixth round of the supplemental draft.
The Giants used a 2019 third-round pick on CB Sam Beal, making him the highest-drafted player in the supplemental draft since wide receiver Josh Gordon in 2012.
He’s the third player Washington drafted from Virginia Tech this year and he played one season for current Redskins defensive backs coach Torrian Gray. That familiarity helped the Redskins in deciding whether or not to draft a player who was declared academically ineligible for his redshirt senior season. He also was arrested on a marijuana charge in 2016, but told The Sporting News that he has passed “eight or nine” drug tests this year.
The Redskins like that Alexander has good size and length at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds and they view him as a press corner. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds at his Pro Day earlier this summer — a time that likely dissuaded teams from using a higher pick on him.
The Redskins lose a sixth-round pick in the 2019 draft by selecting Alexander, but