September 30, 2016

People Are Talking: Rufus Alexander, OLB, Oklahoma

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Year: Senior Height: 6’0 Weight: 228 40 Time: 4.79 Stats: NCAA

BSMW GAME DAY BOARD (as of 3/25/07) – Rank: 60th Mock Median: 51.0 (3 mocks) Lo: 32 Hi: 69 Most Frequent: N/A

BSMW SUMMARY (as of 3/25/07)

Alexander had a private workout for the Pats earlier this month, according to Albert Breer of the Herald. Rob McCartney of Rob’s Scouting thinks Rufus is a first round player; the others think he’ll fall towards the last half of the second round. The profiles say he’s a smaller, quicker linebacker with strong pass coverage skills and the ability to make plays sideline to sideline with speed, quickness and agility. He’s been productive – Alexander led the Sooners in tackles in 05 and 06. He’s not a particularly physical player, the profiles say, and can get swallowed up inside. The prevailing wisdom is that he may need to bulk up, without losing his quickness, of course. He sounds to me like a fit for a team like Indy or Tampa, with their smaller, more mobile perimeter-style linebackers. It’s hard to see – based on the profiles – how the Patriots would use a player like Alexander. Maybe it’s to move him to safety, as one profile suggested.

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