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Redskins Pick Cornerback Adonis Alexander In 2018 Supplemental Draft

12 July 2018

Behind them, defensive backs like William Gay, Curtis Riley, Grant Haley and others will fight for backup priority.

That lineup has promise, but admittedly, there is plenty of room for improvement.

Beal is the highest player selected in the NFL's supplemental draft since the Browns used a second-round pick on Josh Gordon in 2012.

In case you aren't aware of how the unique event works, FanSided's very own George Stockburger conveniently broke down the details and which names to watch for this summer.

When groups are established, a modified lottery decides the draft order for each group. The team must forfeit the corresponding round pick in the next regular draft, though.

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There are five athletes available. He joined Western Michigan in 2015 as a wide receiver and made the switch the following year to cornerback, so he has only played at corner for two seasons at the collegiate level.

The Player: At 6-2, 195 pounds with 32-inch arms, Alexander has great size and length for the cornerback position. They all showed flashes of pro potential. All 32 National Football League teams are divided into three categories based on their win total from the prior season. It's possible Gutekunst will hope to find more help in the secondary.

Beal is an able cover man who has the physical tools to eventually be a solid starter in the NFL.

From a production standpoint, Beal did a good job in the past two seasons making plays on the ball.

The supplemental draft is basically a blind auction staged within pods of teams grouped by records. Well, it's not usually a positive process. His issues started in his freshman year when he withdrew from classes and eventually landed on academic probation.

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Any team that's evaluating Beal has to ask themselves and perhaps bring it up to him that if he's unable or unwilling to take on MAC running backs, how is that situation going to improve against someone like Le'Veon Bell or Todd Gurley. I don't think he gets out of Round 5. Discipline is a big thing for me now, because nothing can really be done without discipline.

Most teams don't use very high picks on players due to the nature of these players' availability typically coming from some type of off-field issue.

Chances are, that streak will continue, even though this year's Supplemental Draft does have some players that are deemed potentially worthy of selection. The last (and only) time the Atlanta Falcons did so was in 1980, when they threw a seventh-rounder at defensive end Matthew Teague. The most decorated player to come out of the Supplemental Draft, however, is probably Cris Carter, the former Ohio State receiver who started out with the Eagles but became a star in Minnesota. Something like an advance on a future pick.

Despite signing three free agent corners and drafting two more in April, there is talk that the Cleveland Browns might look to add their sixth new corner in the upcoming supplemental draft.

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Redskins Pick Cornerback Adonis Alexander In 2018 Supplemental Draft