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2018 NFL Draft: Jaire Alexander selected 18th overall by Green Bay Packers

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It’s tax season in Green Bay

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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.