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2015 NFL DRAFT

Vadal Alexander, OG

School: LSU  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Buford, GA
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Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
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STRENGTHS: As you might anticipate given his 6-foot-6, 342 pound frame, opponents struggle to match Alexander's girth and power. He simply overwhelms opponents with his size and shows impressive strength to lock out and drive defenders off the ball when he keeps his feet moving.

WEAKNESSES: Alexander does get into the bad habit of bending at the waist as he tires and has just average initial quickness off the snap. As such, defensive tackles too often were able to stand him up at the line of scrimmage, making Alexander quite a road-block for his backs to avoid.

Alexander carried too much weight around his middle a year ago and by losing some of it he likely would be quicker. Alexander is so broad (and possesses long arms) that he holds up well in pass protection as this level, but quicker pass rushers gave him problems and he lacked the agility to consistently reach his target when asked to pull in the running game.

With greater commitment to conditioning, Alexander can be a very effective player -- especially in a power scheme like the one LSU employs.

--Rob Rang (8/18/14)

Player Overview

A brute in the running game, Alexander made the switch from right tackle to left guard a year ago and paired with La'el Collins to form one of the most dominant left sides in college football. He enters his junior campaign with 22 career starts (13 at left guard, nine at right tackle) already under his formidable belt and is expected to contend for all-conference accolades in Year Two of the position switch.

He'll be switching from jersey No. 78 to No. 74 this fall, the number he wore in high school.

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08/19/2014 - LSU's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 4. OG Vadal Alexander, Junior...A brute in the running game, Alexander made the switch from right tackle to left guard a year ago and paired with Collins to form one of the most dominant left sides in college football. He enters his junior campaign with 22 career starts (13 at left guard, nine at right tackle) already under his formidable belt and is expected to contend for all-conference accolades in Year Two of the position switch.

As you might anticipate given his 6-foot-6, 342 pound frame, opponents struggle to match Alexander's girth and power. He simply overwhelms opponents with his size and shows impressive strength to lock out and drive defenders off the ball when he keeps his feet moving. Alexander does get into the bad habit of bending at the waist as he tires and has just average initial quickness off the snap. As such, defensive tackles too often were able to stand him up at the line of scrimmage, making Alexander quite a road-block for his backs to avoid. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

 

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