In case you missed it, Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander had a very entertaining session with the media a few days ago at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine and it is now known that he also had a formal meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers as well, according to Charlie Campbell of Walter Football.
— Charlie Campbell (@DraftCampbell) February 29, 2016
Alexander, who measured in at 5103, 190-pounds while in Indianapolis, decided not to do any of the drills at the combine on Monday because of a hamstring injury as he will save those for his upcoming pro day.
Mackensie Alexander will not participate in drills today (hamstring). Will work at 3/10 Pro Day. Self-proclaimed best CB in draft. #Combine
— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) February 29, 2016
While Alexander played well during his last two seasons at Clemson, he did fail to register an interception and he was reportedly asked about that by several teams he talked to this week.
— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFLDraft) February 29, 2016
So far this offseason, several of the major media mock drafts have the Steelers selecting Alexander 25th overall in the first round.
It certainly is unfortunate that Alexander was not able to participate in any of the drills this week as he certainly does talk a good game. As far as the possibility of him being drafted in the first round by the Steelers, it certainly would be a surprise being as the team hasn’t selected a cornerback in the first round of a draft since 1997.