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Zero2Cool
2018-04-27T03:18:39Z
Jaire Alexander | Cornerback | Louisville| 5'10" - 196 lbs.
 


Wearing #23

Overview
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.

Strengths
  • Athletic and tough
  • Came back for last three games of the season despite missing multiple games due to sprained knee and a broken hand
  • Eyes stay on quarterback when he's able
  • Aware and instinctive
  • Spots traffic from zone and squeezes passing lanes
  • Carries playmaking traits
  • Quick response time when quarterback begins release
  • Smooth mover with plus acceleration to chase
  • Feet are light and sudden
  • Crowds and mirror receiver's release without panicking
  • Stays connected to routes
  • Pattern reader capable of sudden stops to mirror comeback routes
  • Aggressive attacking catch point
  • Climbs on top of receivers and rips arms through potential catches
  • Has decent recovery burst on the deep ball
  • Communicative with teammates



Weaknesses
  • Gangly frame unlikely to carry much more good weight
  • Injuries and missed time make 2017 tape tricky to evaluate
  • Avoided excess contact with blockers and appeared to lack his typical brand of aggressiveness
  • Needs to play with better knee bend from press
  • Read routes and created opportunities to attack throws but defaulted to the safe play
  • Can get grabby in man coverage
  • Allows base widen and loses balance during transitions from time to time
  • Gave up too many redzone touchdowns in 2016
  • Inconsistent getting head around in time to find the football
  • Inconsistent finisher as tackler and may struggle to get off of NFL blocks


4.38 40 yard dash
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Barfarn
2018-04-27T04:31:15Z
The youngster held his own!

It seems Gute was determined to take a CB. Could have taken Alexander at 14 and said eff it when Saints called. Probably figured to settle for Jackson, Oliver or Hughes at #27, [or maybe Landry or Evans] but then got a 2nd shot to get Alexander.

GB goes from #14 to #18 getting the same guy and they lose #76 and #186; get #147 and #248.
And we get Saints #1 next year, and as isocleas said if Brees gets hurt or just loses it [This can happen at 84 yrs of age] that could be a good one. Plus the Saints got lucky last year, I think they’re an 8-8ish team even with Brees.

Don’t know much about Alexander yet. Mayock hasn’t missed on too many DBs and he had Alexander #12. Brandt had him at #16.

Alexander played in ’15 as a true freshman, He played back-up CB and punt returner and played in 12 of 13 games [missing 1 game w/ an ankle].

In ’16 he started 13 of 13.

In ’17 he started game 1 and sprained his knee
Played a little in game 2 and tweaked it
Then missed games 3, 4, 5
Played in game 6, but then broke hand
And missed games 7, 8, 9
Started games 10, 11 and 12
Then skipped #13, the Bowl game-to protect his draft status

GMs that gamble away high picks on injured players are idiots; but Alexander was healthy enough to play at end of season. Alexander’s skipping of his team’s bowl game to protect his NFL prospects is a serious character red flag! Remember this when he’s up for his 2nd contract. Hopefully he got clean medicals and they did sufficient due diligence on his character.

Note: he ran a 4.32 in 2017Spring testing at Louisville.
Zero2Cool
2018-04-27T04:46:54Z
I think this says something good about Jaire's character here.

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Zero2Cool
2018-04-27T04:57:01Z
Originally Posted by: Barfarn 

Don’t know much about Alexander yet. Mayock hasn’t missed on too many DBs and he had Alexander #12. Brandt had him at #16.


Only cuz this confused me --- I'm laying this out.

Mayock had him 12th overall, 1st CB.
Brand had him 16th overall, 2nd CB.
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Bigbyfan
2018-04-27T05:16:36Z
Just out of curiosity, which site do you use for your overviews?
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Dulak
2018-04-27T06:46:34Z
Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool 

Only cuz this confused me --- I'm laying this out.

Mayock had him 12th overall, 1st CB.
Brand had him 16th overall, 2nd CB.



I really hope he ends up being good; Im still jaded from Ted Thompson picking 2 subpar CBs in the 1st and 2nd round was it 2 drafts ago. Was hoping for vitae vae or a nice OLB.

on the nfl.com they show him running back a kick return in his highlights that dont show anything just him running and having some nice lanes - I really hope he is more then just that highlight reel.


isocleas2
2018-04-27T07:34:42Z
Was a good day 1 for the Packers, they got some nice value in the trade with New Orleans and still got the #2 CB in the draft. I didn't read up on Jaire Alexander before the draft but he seems to have alot of the same moxy that Ward has. Also the hand + knee injuries that derailed his final year at Louisville are pretty minor he should have no lingering effects for 2018.

I think most fans knew the Packers had too many picks so they were either going to package them to move up or trade for future (2019) picks. This was a good way of accomplishing that. I still expect the Packers to move back into the 3rd round by trading some of those 4th/5th rounders they've stockpiled.
TheKanataThrilla
2018-04-27T11:54:44Z
Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool 

I think this says something good about Jaire's character here.



Thanks for sharing that. A team guy. Gotta love it.

DarkaneRules
2018-04-27T13:03:33Z
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2018-04-27T14:47:37Z
All in all a nice pick up for GB. Trade down still get your guy and pick up a 1st round pick for next year for the price of a 3rd. Not too bad.
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nerdmann
2018-04-27T15:41:17Z
Originally Posted by: isocleas2 

Was a good day 1 for the Packers, they got some nice value in the trade with New Orleans and still got the #2 CB in the draft. I didn't read up on Jaire Alexander before the draft but he seems to have alot of the same moxy that Ward has. Also the hand + knee injuries that derailed his final year at Louisville are pretty minor he should have no lingering effects for 2018.

I think most fans knew the Packers had too many picks so they were either going to package them to move up or trade for future (2019) picks. This was a good way of accomplishing that. I still expect the Packers to move back into the 3rd round by trading some of those 4th/5th rounders they've stockpiled.



I had him in the 2nd, just because of the analytics. He’s not a tall, long armed press guy. He’s got the skills though. Speed, ball hawk, can also play outside.

I suspect they also wanted him as a returner.
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Zero2Cool
2018-04-27T15:52:08Z
Originally Posted by: nerdmann 

I had him in the 2nd, just because of the analytics. He’s not a tall, long armed press guy. He’s got the skills though. Speed, ball hawk, can also play outside.

I suspect they also wanted him as a returner.



What's his height and arm length compared to the other CB's taken?

I think this matters more than an inch or so.

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isocleas2
2018-04-27T16:17:52Z
I read somewhere he had an above average wingspan for someone his size.

Arm Length:

Jaire Alexander 31 1/8"
Denzel Ward 31 1/4"
Mike Hughes 30 7/8"

All 3 were drafted in the 1st and have similar height (5'10-5'11)
Zero2Cool
2018-04-27T16:46:36Z
Sure is a lot of hype around this kid.





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Zero2Cool
2018-04-27T17:35:43Z
Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool 

I think this says something good about Jaire's character here.



And the reaction to the reaction.

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wpr
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2018-04-27T18:22:09Z
Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool 

And the reaction to the reaction.



GB and Baltimore played each other last season so it will be 4 years before Alexander and Jackson face one another. By that time Jackson should be the starting QB.
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northmianon
2018-04-27T18:31:33Z
My thoughts on the first round:

At the height of the draft hype about month or so ago, I wanted Denzel Ward. The more I researched and absorbed however, I began to want Jaire about two weeks ago. Let's be honest, Jaire and Denzel are very similar. Similar measurables, similar play style and skills. What I feel Jaire has OVER Ward is that it factor. That swag. His confidence really excites me. He's going to make some big plays for us. My dream scenario for the first round was to nab Jaire, and trade back into the end of the 1st round and grab a edge rusher in Harold Landry or Marcus Davenport if either of them were there. Now at the end of the first round, we have Jaire - still have a chance to get Landry on day 2, and picked up an extra 1st rounder along the way. I don't know how any Packer fan could possibly be disappointed in this. I feel like our execution on Day 1 was MASTERFUL. Ted 2.0? Nah. Welcome to the house of Gute Wizardry.
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2018-04-29T03:04:53Z
Originally Posted by: northmianon 

My thoughts on the first round:

At the height of the draft hype about month or so ago, I wanted Denzel Ward. The more I researched and absorbed however, I began to want Jaire about two weeks ago. Let's be honest, Jaire and Denzel are very similar. Similar measurables, similar play style and skills. What I feel Jaire has OVER Ward is that it factor. That swag. His confidence really excites me. He's going to make some big plays for us. My dream scenario for the first round was to nab Jaire, and trade back into the end of the 1st round and grab a edge rusher in Harold Landry or Marcus Davenport if either of them were there. Now at the end of the first round, we have Jaire - still have a chance to get Landry on day 2, and picked up an extra 1st rounder along the way. I don't know how any Packer fan could possibly be disappointed in this. I feel like our execution on Day 1 was MASTERFUL. Ted 2.0? Nah. Welcome to the house of Gute Wizardry.



My thoughts-
1. You need to post more often. Your comments are very articulate.
2. "Swag" players have to walk a fine line. One of my earliest experiences with Swag was TBuck. He kind of soured me on the whole concept. I have seen too many players go for the INT and miss. The receiver then gets 10, 20 maybe 50 yards. Being conservative has some advantages in that you avoid the big play. But it has its disadvantages too in that you don't stop the offense and get off the field often enough.
3. If he or any player is going to go for the big play I sure hope they have had adequate communication with the other members of the backfield. It has been sadly lacking on too many occasions in the past few years. I just hate watching these guys stand around looking at each other wondering who was supposed to do what.
4. Post more comments.
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Barfarn
2018-04-29T12:47:06Z
Originally Posted by: wpr 

One of my earliest experiences with Swag was TBuck. He kind of soured me on the whole concept.



Funny, I'll give you one guess as to who Alexander's CB coach was when he arrived in Louisville as a young impressionable wide-eyed Freshman. Good news is that this might be a strong indication he will take to coaching 😂.

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