Redskins add Virginia Tech corner in supplemental draft
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.