Scouting Report: Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville

Charlotte, N.C. | 5106 | 192 | 4.39E | 2019

One of those players who have the knack for making the big play and creating turnovers. Elite ball skills—recruited as a wide receiver/cornerback out of high school and hands show it. An outstanding punt returner with breakaway speed—has been timed between the 4.32-4.47 range in the forty-yard dash. Does an excellent job of jamming wide outs at the line of scrimmage. Relies upon his athleticism more than technique, his footwork needs improvement. Not a great tackler; gets caught up too much playing patty cake with the bigger, physical receivers, which prevents him from making a play. Has concentrated on a better physique and added five pounds heading into 2017, while appearing to be toner. Missed the Wake Forest game in 2015 due to injury. The most laser focused players he’s ever seen, according to Rocky River HS head coach Jason Fowler. Extremely smart, according to head coach Bobby Petrino. His size will ultimately prevent him from being viewed as a number one cornerback but he has the tools to succeed as a number two outside and if not, his floor is a very talented nickelback, which is a valuable commodity in today’s NFL.

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2016: One of the top cornerbacks in the country … earned second team all-ACC accolades … has developed into one of the top cover corners in the nation … explosive punt returner … started all 13 games … leads the team with five interceptions.

2015: Appeared in 12 games, making one start … missed Wake Forest contest due to injury … started at cornerback versus Boston College … credited with 19 tackles and one interception … team’s top punt returner … returned 23 punts for 223 yards for a 9.7 average … had five punt returns of over 20 or more yards.

High School: Enrolled in school early … attended Rocky River High School in Charlotte, N.C. and played for Jason Fowler … 3-star prospect by Rivals and Scout.com … tabbed by Scout.com as the fifth-best player in the state of North Carolina and the 22nd by Rivals … rated the 69th-best cornerback in the country by ESPN.com … rated the No. 67 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 24 player overall in his state … registered 30 tackles, four interceptions and 10 pass breakups in 12 games during his senior season … also played wide receiver, catching 68 passes for 1,123 yards and 18 touchdowns … selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, competing on the North Carolina squad.

Personal: Son of Tawanda and Earl Alexander … born 2/9/97 … undecided major.