As previously reported, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin are both in attendance for the 2016 Clemson pro day to see a lot of players who are likely to be drafted in the first two rounds go through their post-combine workouts. Additionally, at least one of those young players, cornerback Mackensie Alexander, reportedly received some extra attention from the Steelers
According to Tony Pauline of Draft Insider, Alexander met one-on-one with the Steelers and New York Jets Wednesday night last night and had dinner with the New Orleans Saints.
Mackensie Alexander meets with NY Jets & Pittsburgh Steelers…dines with New Orleans Saints….more at link… https://t.co/ZTBApqQIBb
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) March 10, 2016
— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFLDraft) March 10, 2016
This news isn’t overly surprising being as not only is Alexander an underclassman, there’s a good chance he’ll still be on the board when the Steelers are on the clock with the 25th overall selection in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
While Alexander answered a lot of questions at his pro day about his straight-line speed, several are still scratching their heads as to why he failed to register a single interception in college. Additionally, Alexander measured in at under 5’11” while in Indianapolis.
While I suppose there’s an outside chance that Alexander could slide to the second round on draft day, one would think he would be selected early in the second should that ultimately happen.
It’s yet to be seen whether or not the Steelers will ultimately draft Alexander but you can rest assured their doing their due diligence when it comes to getting to know him personally.
Mackensie Alexander pro day numbers: 40- 4.40; no bench; vert- 37.5; broad- 10 ft, 1in; 3 cone L- 7.17
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) March 10, 2016
@MackAlexander02 talks to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin pic.twitter.com/2cm1UWP8I1
— TigerNet.com (@ClemsonTigerNet) March 10, 2016
#Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had an extended conversation with Mackensie Alexander after his 3-cone drill (7.06 seconds on my watch).
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) March 10, 2016
Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander accomplished two goals today: proved his speed (4.45 40 time) & displayed his ball skills, w/ 0 college INTs.
— Aaron Brenner (@Aaron_Brenner) March 10, 2016