Rookies, even those drafted in the first round, are expected to have a pretty steep learning curve. There’s adjusting to life outside of college, the expanded playbook, the longer season; it can be daunting. Jaire Alexander apparently thinks curves is just a place where only women work out. The 21 year old Green Bay rookie, taken 18th overall, has acclimated himself quickly to the professional level and had a coming-out party of sorts against the Los Angeles Rams. While Alexander had a magnificent game against LA, this game was merely a showcase game of his already existing talents. Let’s take a brief look at his 2018 season so far.
The first things you notice when watching Alexander play are his close area quickness and his closing speed. (bottom of screen)
The last Green Bay defensive back to have this kind of closing speed was Sam Shields (miss you Sam).