The Washington Redskins added their third Virginia Tech player from 2018 on Wednesday by selecting Adonis Alexander in the Supplemental Draft.
In a corresponding move, the Redskins announced that they have waived Australian native punter Sam Irwin-Hill.
Career at Virginia Tech
Alexander had 125 tackles in his career with the Hokies while racking up seven interceptions prior to announcing he was leaving the football program for a shot in the National Football League.
Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times tweeted out the day that Alexander made the announcement he was leaving due to academics.
Alexander’s departure is academic-related, from what I’ve heard. That’s a tough but fitting end to a once-promising #Hokies career that included two previous suspensions. Might go down as biggest what-if guy in recent VT memory. 6-foot-3, athletic corners don’t grow on trees.
— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) June 1, 2018
Shortly after announcing his departure, Alexander then signed with Andy Ross of Select Sports Group and then released his statement on leaving Virginia Tech.
Statement from Adonis Alexander. pic.twitter.com/walcjbp4Dq
— Andy Ross (@adross77) June 1, 2018
It may not have been in the actual NFL Draft, but Alexander will now have his chance to shine for an NFL team and that team is the Washington Redskins. Alexander should fit in comfortably with the Skins as his two former collegiate teammates Tim Settle and Greg Stroman are on the Redskins roster as well.
Not only that, but Torrian Gray, who was Alexander’s defensive back coach at Virginia Tech is also with Washington. That alone should make for a good chemistry connection for Alexander.
Former Hokie and Redskin, Kendall Fuller tweeted his thoughts on Gray as well saying “TGray is funny man lol.” Fuller was shipped to Kansas City for Alex Smith during the offseason.
Jay Gruden and his coaching staff will have their hands full come July 26 when camp opens as they now have nine corners after selecting Alexander.
Lack of depth at the defensive back is no longer an issue heading into the teams season opener against Arizona.