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2016 NFL Draft: Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander Drafted by the Vikings

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Three years age we said that Mackensie Alexander would be going to the NFL. Today that became a reality when he was drafted by Minnesota. Alexander, a true junior from Immokalee, Florida, he was destined to be a star at Clemson after holding everyone in suspense until Signing Day.

Alexander had some excellent play at Clemson and it will be interesting to see how he does in the NFL. Because of his skill he did not allow a touchdown in his last 23 games played and opposing offenses frequently ignored the side of the field he was on. His defensive ability helped Clemson as one of the top defenses over both the past 2 seasons. His ability to shut down a number one receiver allowed Clemson DC Brent Venables to play aggressive with his safeties and linebackers.

At the Clemson Pro Day earlier this year Mac had some good physical numbers though his height is a concern. At 5'11" he has the height to cover almost anyone in college, but in the NFL he could have trouble going up against some of the taller receivers found in the league. His physical play and football IQ will be critical to his success against these players.

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 195

40-yard dash: 4.47 seconds

Vertical: 37 1/2 inches

Broad jump: 10 feet, 1 inch

Short shuttle: 4.21 seconds

3-cone: 7.18 seconds