The case for a Alexander… And a caveat
The first is that the Redskins have a connection to Alexander in the form of defensive backs coach Torrian Gray. Before coming to Washington, Gray was the defensive backs coach at Virginia Tech, and he was there when the team recruited Alexander to play for the Hokies. So, if Gray is a big enough fan of Alexander, he could pound the table for him with one of the Redskins’ many picks.
Speaking of the Redskins draft capital, the team has a lot of it. The Redskins are likely to have 11 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, as they are set to earn four compensatory picks because of the talent that they lost in free agency. Per Over The Cap, the Redskins are projected to add a third round pick for losing Kirk Cousins, and they will also add a fifth rounder and two sixth rounders as part of the compensatory formula. They can only add a maximum of four picks, and they will keep the best of the four.
That means that the team will have more flexibility in determining how to use that draft capital, so they could opt to use a pick a player like Alexander in the supplemental draft. That could be enough to convince the coaching staff and front office that Alexander is worth a shot.
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Also, it’s worth noting that the Redskins are dealing with uncertainty at the position. Josh Norman isn’t coming off his best season, though the injury he suffered midway through the year could be to blame for that, and currently, it seems that they may start Orlando Scandrick across from him. Scandrick has been injury prone during his career, so relying on him could be a risky proposition. So, carrying extra depth would make sense.
The caveat to all this is that if the Redskins do pick Alexander in the supplemental draft and then all their players stay healthy, the squad would have to make a decision about which player to cut. They are likely to carry six corners on their roster, and they appear to like all their current options. Even if Alexander is selected, there would be no guarantee that he would make the squad, and that may make the team want to pass on him. Solely because they already have enough upside at the position.