Red­skins add Vir­ginia Tech cor­ner in sup­ple­men­tal draft

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Vir­ginia Tech’s Ado­nis Alexan­der, a 6-foot-2 cor­ner­back, was drafted Wed­nes­day by the Red­skins in the sixth round of the NFL’s sup­ple­men­tal draft. Wash­ing­ton will lose a six­thround pick in the 2019 draft.

Ruled aca­dem­i­cally in­el­i­gi­ble for his red­shirt se­nior year, Alexan­der can now con­tinue his foot­ball ca­reer, this time on a pro­fes­sional level.

“I def­i­nitely made some mis­takes at Vir­ginia Tech but I’m us­ing those — just learn­ing from them,” Alexan­der said Thurs­day.

Be­sides be­ing ruled in­el­i­gi­ble, Alexan­der was ar­rested in 2016 for mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion. He was sus­pended for three games in col­lege, two of them be­ing in 2017 for vi­o­lat­ing team rules.

Alexan­der, 21, is the third Hokie the Red­skins have drafted this year. In April, Wash­ing­ton se­lected de­fen­sive tackle Tim Set­tle in the fifth round and cor­ner­back Greg Stro­man in the sev­enth. De­fen­sive backs coach Tor­rian Gray also held the same po­si­tion at Tech from 2006-15.

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