2018 NFL Draft

Robert Alford, CB

School: Southeastern Louisiana  |  Conference: LAND
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Hammond, LA
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 188 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
04/25/2013 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 46. CB Robert Alford, Southeastern Louisiana (5-10, 186, 5SR)...Alford needs to develop his strength and technique in the NFL. But, if healthy, he has the fluid movement skills to hold up in man coverage at the next level. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

03/29/2013 - 2013 Southeastern Louisiana Pro Day: Robert Alford draws scouts, coaches to Southeastern Louisiana...Southeastern Louisiana hosted 18 NFL teams for its pro day on a March 26. Defensive back coaches from the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams were on-hand to see cornerback Robert Alford on a chilly, 43-degree day. Five Lions ran drills and were joined by one player from Henderson State. Robert Alford, CB (5-10 1/2, 186) - Alford did a positional workout and people said he looked smooth and quick. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

11/20/2012 - After a season in which he was named to the Buck Buchanan Award List and earned first-team All-Southland Conference honors, Southeastern Louisiana University football player Robert Alford was selected Tuesday to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl. The selection of Alford, a fifth-year senior from Hammond, marks the second overall pick to the nation's top collegiate All-Star game for the University and first since 1970 when All-American Ronnie Hornsby was named a defensive co-captain and scored the South's lone touchdown on an interception return.

Alford, who is expected to become Southeastern's first NFL draft selection since the school resumed football in 2003, recorded 39 tackles on the season while leading the team with four interceptions. Alford tallied five tackles for loss on the season and led the Lions with 12 passes defended. The former Hammond High product, who picked off a team-high five passes with a touchdown in 2011, finished his career tied for seventh in school history with 10 interceptions. The 2013 Senior Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2013 in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium and will be nationally televised by the NFL Network. Kickoff is to be announced. - Southeastern Louisiana football

11/15/2012 - 2012 BUCHANAN AWARD WATCH LIST ADDITION: Southeastern Louisiana cornerback Robert Alford, a 6-foot, 185-pound senior, might be one of the FCS' best lock-down cornerbacks. In 2011, as an All-Southland Conference second-team selection, he finished second and fourth in the conference with five interceptions and seven pass breakups, respectively. This season, teams have learned not to throw to his side of the field. Alford has totaled 37 tackles, five tackles for loss, four interceptions and seven pass breakups. In Southeastern Louisiana's Week 4 victory over then-No. 17 McNeese State, Alford collected seven tackles, two pass breakups and one critical interception with 2:33 left to seal the 25-24 win. The senior also handles punt return duty for the Lions and has seven returns for 99 yards and one touchdown. - Sports Network

10/13/2012 - Xavier Roberson ran for touchdowns of 34 and 11 yards and Seth Sebastian kicked two field goals to help Southeastern Louisiana defeat Northwestern State 27-22 on Saturday in a Southland Conference matchup. Southeastern Louisiana (3-4, 3-0) built an early 14-3 lead behind Roberson's first touchdown run. Brad Henderson's 4-yard touchdown pass to Corey Simmons cut Northwestern State's deficit to 14-9. However, Sebastian kicked two field goals to extend the Lion's advantage to 20-9. Sebastian has made his last five field goal attempts after starting the season 1 for 5. Henderson again drew Northwestern State (3-4, 1-2) closer, connecting with Daniel Taylor from 30 yards out to get within 20-15, but Roberson's second touchdown run sealed the win for the Lions. Roberson, who scored his first touchdowns of the season, finished with a career-high 88 yards. Henderson paced the Northwestern State with 234 yards passing on 21 of 34 passes. - AP Sports