Jaire Alexander was taken 18 overall to the Green Bay Packers just two short months ago. He is now facing one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game, every day in practice. See what Jaire has to say about going up against Rodgers and adjusting to the speed of the NFL.
We at CardinalSportsZone.com wish these two young men & the one drafted today the very best if luck in their journeys. Here is a press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander and quarterback Lamar Jackson were selected in the first round of the 2018 National Football League Draft Thursday evening AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The two first-round selections for the Cardinals are the second most in school history, one shy of equaling the 2014 draft, when three players went on the first day.
One of the best CBs to ever play at UofL, Jaire Alexander, was just drafted 18th overall by one of the most storied franchises in the NFL in the Green Bay Packers.
Jaire is arguably the best CB in the draft. He’s got swagger, he can pick off passes, and he’s got speed to return them for TDs. He can also be a game breaking punt returner if called upon to do it.
Jaire will make Green Bay Packers fans happy with his skill, swagger, and style. He made UofL fans very happy with his play and his personality.
Congrats to Jaire from Cardinal Sports Zone, all UofL fans, and Coach Bobby Petrino.
Louisville fans know that Jaire Alexander is the best cornerback in this years NFL draft. He knows that as well. He recently sat down and talked to the NFL Network about what his outfit for the draft will look like and what it will feel like to hear his name called.
Louisville Football Welcomes All 32 NFL Teams to Pro Day
The Cardinals had 21 work out in front of NFL teams in the Trager Center.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With the National Football League Draft drawing near, the University of Louisville football program hosted its annual Pro Day on Thursday at the Trager Center.
Twenty-one players worked out in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams, including Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.
Players started the day at 9 a.m., with the measurables, including their heights, weights, and hand measurements. The group then moved on to the 225-pound bench press followed by the vertical and broad jump.
Louisville native Reggie Bonnafon put together impressive marks, with a 10-foot-7 broad jump and a 38-inch vertical. Charles Standberry also excelled in the exercises, which included a 34-inch vertical and 25 repetitions on the bench press. Read the rest of this entry
UofL Football is having their Pro Day on Thursday and according to UofL Football’s recruiting Twitter Account @UofLFBRecruiting, it will start at 10 am and the NFL Network will broadcast it.
After pushing through a leg and hand injury during his last season as a UofL Cardinal, Jaire Alexander is ready to let everyone know he is healthy. Jaire sat down with Peter King with Sport Illustrated to talk about what what Jaire says is the difference between being confident and what is arrogant.
Many UofL fans kept up with how well our 5 invitees have been doing at the NFL Combine this past weekend. Lamar Jackson, Trevon Young, Jaire Alexander, Geron Christian, and James Hearns all participated in the big showcase of talent before the draft.
Below we will give official measurements, highlights of drills, interviews, and other information about UofL’s 5 invitees.
Jaire Alexander had an outstanding career at the University of Louisville. Even with an injury riddled junior year, he made sure to let his presence be known when he was on the field. He was one of the most dynamic playmakers ever in the defensive backfield at UofL. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone cannot wait to watch him play on Sundays this fall!
Jaire Alexander has chosen to forego his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. He has chosen not to play in the UofL’s upcoming bowl game.
Jaire has been an unbelievable player in his 3 years here. None of us fans will ever forget the electrifying punt return TD he had against Florida State in 2016. Nor will we forget his excellent game against Clemson during that same year in which he picked off Deshaun Watson not once, but twice.
We here at Cardinal Sports Zone appreciate all he did as a player and wish him the best in the NFL.
The official press release from the UofL Athletic Department is below.
Louisville Football’s Jaire Alexander to Enter NFL Draft
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville defensive back Jaire Alexander informed head coach Bobby Petrino on Friday morning that he has decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft and will not play in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Mississippi State.
“I know it was a very difficult decision for Jaire,” Petrino said. “I appreciate the contributions he made to the program over the last three seasons, and I wish him all the best in the future.”
The Charlotte, N.C., product played in six games in 2017, totaling 19 tackles and one interception in limited action due to injury.
Despite Jaire Alexander missing a significant portion of this season due to an injury suffered in the first game, one draft analyst has him ranked as the best CB in this year’s draft class.
Luke Easterling of Draft Wire has Jaire atop his list of best CBs at this point in time. However, Easterling cautioned These rankings aren’t set in stone.
“These rankings will be fluid throughout the predraft process, based on film work, all-star performances, workouts numbers and other factors,” Easterling wrote.
Still this is lofty praise for Jaire Alexander and points to the fact this year may be his last in a UofL uniform.
You can read Luke Easterling’s complete list below.
The University of Louisville football team is heading to Jacksonville to take on Mississippi State in the Taxslayer Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for Noon on December 30th. Get your tickets below!
Press Release from the University of Louisville:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and wide receiver Jaylen Smith were selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s first team, highlighting seven Cardinals named to the league’s postseason awards list on Monday in a vote by the league’s head coaches and media members.
Wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick, offensive tackle Geron Christian, placekicker Blanton Creque, and cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Trumaine Washington were named honorable mention recipients.
Jaire Alexander’s presence on the field is undeniably a game changer. His numbers since returning have been outstanding, and watching him play is just as fun. David Hale with ESPN has taken notice as well, and makes his case for why Jaire is the best CB in college football.
Last year, going into the Governor’s Cup game, UofL was coming off a low. They were destroyed on national TV by Houston. They hadn’t really been playing all that well. UofL fans thought we would just waltz into PJCS, crush UK, and move on to a good bowl; maybe even the Orange Bowl. None of that happened. We saw a 3 game losing streak to end the year.
This year, we feel the same way. The difference is we are justified in the feeling. Bobby Ball 1.0 appears to be back. UofL is rolling right now after 2 blowout wins against Virginia and Syracuse. They played their most complete game this year against Syracuse.
The defense got all kinds of turnovers. Syracuse could not move the ball against them. Jaire Alexander was playing like the best CB in the nation.
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UofL football meandered through much of this season like a lost puppy trying to find its way home through lonely streets and alleys. They looked great at times and looked horrendous at others. Sometimes within a single game they could look like world beaters and then like broken men.
Inconsistent play was a problem for the offense. It was a combination of player focus and disjointed play calling. For the defense, horrid fundamentals and bland play calling consistently made the defense look like an electric fence with the power turned off. The problem for the team and coaching staff as a whole was there seemed to be a lack of fire. Players and coaches sometimes looked like they’d rather be anywhere, but on the field. It obviously showed in an undisciplined and unfocused approach to the game at hand.
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