The 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback is considered the best talent to enter the Supplemental Draft since Josh Gordon.
Chances are, that streak will continue, even though this year's Supplemental Draft does have some players that are deemed potentially worthy of selection. The Giants, though, broke with that standard, rolling the dice to use a third-round pick to take Sam Beal, a highly regarded cornerback from Western Michigan.
The order for the supplemental draft is determined by a unique process.
So, for instance, if Indianapolis bid on Alexander in the third round and won the player, the team would give up its third-round pick in April 2019.
Below is a list of this year's eligible Supplemental Draft prospects, complete with a brief scouting report, athletic testing results, character and background information, which teams have interest in them and which teams might end up signing them this season.
At least two national experts don't expect the Lions to participate in the draft. He has taken total ownership of his failings, which is the first thing National Football League teams look for when it comes to digging into a player's character. If Beal goes to the right team, he could start this year.
Beal was widely expected to be the first player off the board. Two players were taken, which hasn't happened since 2010. In exchange for that sixth rounder, the Redskins are getting a "very tall, somewhat lanky outside, man-to-man cornerback", according to our draft expert, Chris Trapasso.
Before we get to the actual picks, the supplemental draft is much different than the NFL Draft.
Others in the supplemental draft are Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant, Oregon State linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu and Grand Valley State running back Marty Carter. Ranked by most recruiting services as a safety coming out of high school, the team stuck with Alexander at the corner spot. Teams don't have to submit bids. Here's a look at the five players - in alphabetical order - and what they could bring to their future pro teams. The Cleveland Browns have two picks in next year's third round. Virginia Tech confirmed in June he was no longer a member of the team after Alexander announced through his agent he was academically ineligible for the 2018 season. The most decorated player to come out of the Supplemental Draft, however, is probably Cris Carter, the former Ohio State receiver who started out with the Eagles but became a star in Minnesota.