Jaire Alexander is headed to Green Bay. The Packers traded up to take the Louisville cornerback with the 18th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.
A first team AP All-American before the start of the 2017 season, Alexander’s junior year at Louisville was cut significantly short by a leg injury he suffered during the team’s season-opening win over Purdue. He appeared in only five games after that, playing at full strength only in U of L’s final three regular season contests. He then opted not to play in the TaxSlayer Bowl in order to focus more on getting himself ready for the draft.
Alexander was a second-team all-ACC performer in 2016 after leading the U of L defense with five interceptions. He picked off a pair of passes in a loss to eventual national champion Clemson and two more in a road win at Virginia. Alexander was also a lethal weapon on special teams, housing a punt return for a touchdown in Louisville’s 63-20 throttling of Florida State.
Everybody do the dance.
Best of luck to Jaire at the next level.