2015 NFL DRAFT

Frank Alexander, DE

School: Oklahoma  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 270 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Panthers' picks: Round 4/103 -- Frank Alexander, DE, 6-4, 270, Oklahoma...Has shown good pass-rush ability (15.5 sacks last two years), and is known as a hard worker and solid character guy, with long arms and all the physical traits you're looking for. Has a chance to contribute in a thin group. - The Sports Xchange

04/30/2012 - Alexander didn't work out at the Combine because of concerns he might have a hole his heart, but has since been cleared. "The doctor told me that he thought I had a hole but that he wasn't 100 percent sure, so he wanted me to get opinions from other doctors," Alexander said. "It was a hurtful experience to make it to the Combine and to be told that you can't compete. For a competitor, that's a hard deal. I just gave it up to God, and I knew he was going to work it out for me. "I got four different opinions after I left the Combine, and they didn't see a hole. They said my heart was healthy, that it was just a misread test." - The Sports Xchange

03/21/2012 - 03/20/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: Frank Alexander, DE, Oklahoma: A few weeks ago, football was the last thing on Alexander's mind as doctors at the Combine found a previously undiagnosed heart condition that kept the defensive end from working out in Indianapolis. But after furthers tests, those reports have proven to be false and he was able to participate in Oklahoma's pro day last Wednesday. He performed well in every drill, including a 4.76 40-yard dash time. Alexander also looked fluid in the 20-yard short shuttle (4.57), 3-cone drill (7.55), vertical jump (34.5") and broad jump (9'9"). He posted 24 reps on the bench press and measured well with 35 1/4-inch arm length and 83 1/2-inch wingspan. Alexander, who posted a career-best 8.5 sacks last year, will be a very good value on the third day of the draft. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

03/15/2012 - Wednesday was a long day for Frank Alexander. The former Oklahoma defensive end was one of 16 ex-Sooner players working out for NFL personnel at Pro Day at the Everest Training Center. Alexander was one of the last players to leave the facility after a morning of 40-yard sprints, bench presses, shuttle runs, jumps, leaps and having a tape measure taken to every inch of his body. "I ran fast, worked out, felt like I was moving well," he said after it was all done. "It felt great all around." Under normal circumstances a player of Alexander's caliber would have used the annual event as a chance to fine tune a few things he'd been working on since January. The NFL combine would have given scouts the chance to see what he could do. Alexander fully expected to get that opportunity last month at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. But doctors wouldn't allow it. During one of the many physicals NFL draft prospects undergo, congenital heart defect was diagnosed. Alexander could speak to teams, but physical work was out of the question. Those discussions wouldn't amount to much. No NFL team is going to invest in a rookie with a heart condition. "I didn't know if I couldn't play anymore. I had worked so hard to get to that point. Two days before, I get some news saying I can't go. I had been training for six or seven weeks, plus the 15 years of playing football," he said. "It was scary to know it could be shut down because of one little judgment." The initial diagnosis was overturned before Alexander left Indianapolis. He was cleared to participate, but the defensive linemen's time on the field had already ended. That put a lot of importance on Alexander's workout Wednesday. - John Shinn, The Norman Transcript

03/14/2012 - Oklahoma Pro Day: A few weeks ago, football was the last thing on Frank Alexander's mind as doctors found a previously undiagnosed heart condition that kept the defensive end from working out at the Combine. But after further tests, those reports have been proven to be false and he was able to participate in Oklahoma's Pro Day on Wednesday. He performed well in every drill, including the 40-yard dash (4.76), vertical jump (34.5"), broad jump (9'9"), 20-yard short shuttle (4.57), 3-cone drill (7.55) and bench press (24). Alexander also measured well with 35 ??" arm length and a 83 ??" wingspan. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/30/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE Frank Alexander played through a shoulder injury in the Bedlam game and it showed as he failed to make a tackle. Still, he's one of the best at his position in the nation and should enter the bowl healthy and looking to add to his 18 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. - The Sports Xchange

12/10/2011 - 2011 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Frank Alexander, Oklahoma, Sr., has been selected All-Big 12 Conference First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted on by the league's 10 head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players. - Oklahoma football

12/07/2011 - 2011 BIG 12 CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Frank Alexander, Oklahoma, Sr., DE: Alexander has a total of 51 tackles this season along with six pass break-ups, three forced fumbles, seven quarterback hurries, one interception returned for 27 yards and one fumble recovery. Alexander has been credited with at least a half sack in seven of Oklahoma's 11 games this year and has 14.5 tackles for loss in his last seven games. Alexander's breakout game this season came against Texas when he finished with six tackles, three sacks for -26 yards four tackles for loss that accounted for 30 yards, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass break-up. The senior currently ranks sixth on OU's career sacks chart with 20.5 career sacks and eighth on the career tackles for loss chart with 43. - Oklahoma football

12/07/2011 - 2011 BIG 12 DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Frank Alexander, Oklahoma, Sr., DE: Alexander has a total of 51 tackles this season along with six pass break-ups, three forced fumbles, seven quarterback hurries, one interception returned for 27 yards and one fumble recovery. Alexander has been credited with at least a half sack in seven of Oklahoma's 11 games this year and has 14.5 tackles for loss in his last seven games. He was the second straight Oklahoma player to capture the honor (Jeremy Beal, 2010). - Oklahoma football

10/09/2011 - WEEK 6 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Frank Alexander, Senior, Defensive End, Baton Rouge, LA/Southern Lab: Oklahoma defensive end Frank Alexander had an all-around big day as the third-ranked Sooners defeated #11 Texas, 55-17. Alexander had six tackles, three quarterback sacks and forced and recovered a fumble as the Sooners (5-0, 2-0 in Big 12) held the Longhorns to just 259 yards of total offense. Alexander added one pass break up and one quarterback hurry in the victory. - Walter Camp Award

08/10/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON TED HENDRICKS AWARD WATCH LIST: Frank Alexander, Oklahoma, has been named one of 35 players selected to the Ted Hendricks Award Watchlist for the 2011 college football season, honoring the nation's top defensive end. - The Ted Hendricks Award

08/09/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): DL Frank Alexander, Oklahoma, Sr, has been selected to the 2011 Preseason All-Big 12 Football team in voting conducted by media representatives who cover the Conference. - Big 12 football

 
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Panthers' picks: Round 4/103 -- Frank Alexander, DE, 6-4, 270, Oklahoma...Has shown good pass-rush ability (15.5 sacks last two years), and is known as a hard worker and solid character guy, with long arms and all the physical traits you're looking for. Has a chance to contribute in a thin group. - The Sports Xchange

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