The 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft is set to take place on July 11th, and three defensive back prospects are hoping to get the call. One of them, Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander, held a Pro Day in Blacksburg, Virginia on Wednesday. 26 teams attended, and the San Francisco 49ers were in attendance, according to Matt Barrows. Check out Barrows’ article for the numbers from Alexander’s performance.
The 6’2, 195 pound prospect has put together a process similar to what we see after the NFL Combine in the build-up to the April NFL Draft. Alexander has seven workout day meetings with teams and also has a visit scheduled, according to Mike Garofolo.
Alexander brings considerable size, but he seems a bit raw. There are questions about his athleticism and consistency from play to play. He is in the supplemental draft due to being ruled academically ineligible this fall. He has dealt with other off-field issues, including a marijuana arrest, and a two-game suspension last season for violating team rules.
The 49ers are looking at a starting cornerback duo of Ahkello Witherspoon and Richard Sherman, with hopes that Tarvarius Moore can make the conversion from safety to cornerback. Greg Mabin is in the mix as well, but there is potentially some room if the 49ers think they can do something with a talent like Alexander.