Former Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander has fluctuated all over some teams’ draft boards as of later, but it looks like he will still end up getting taken in the first round next week. There might be good reason for him being so highly-recruited in the first round this year.
According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, Alexander has not been scored on in almost two years. It looks like that streak could stretch out to an official two years at the beginning of the 2016 NFL season as well.
The last player to score on Mackensie Alexander was UNC WR Mack Hollins. The date? September 27, 2014
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 20, 2016
That certainly shows off his talents as a pass defender, however, Cody Bauer, lead NFL Draft writer for the Green Bay Packers, pointed out a pretty glaring stat for Alexander in response to Miller’s tweet.
@nfldraftscout Mackensie Alexander's last interception was his senior year at Immokalee High School in Florida.
— Cody Bauer (@CBauerNFLDraft) April 20, 2016
Mackensie Alexander came to Clemson as a member of their 2013 recruiting class and took a redshirt that season. This means that he has not intercepted a pass since 2012, which will be nearly four years by the time he is in the NFL.
While interceptions may not play much into the recruiting process for Alexander, he will have to start making bigger plays if he expects to stick around in the league.
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