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Redskins CB Adonis Alexander claims he’s learned from college mistakes

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The Washington Redskins were one of two teams who picked up a cornerback during the recently concluded supplementary draft as they selected Virginia Tech’s Adonis Alexander in the sixth round.

Alexander had some concerning off-field issues during his college days. He was deemed academically ineligible for his senior year. He was also arrested for marijuana possession and was also suspended for violating team rules.

But Alexander assures everyone that he’s used those missteps in his youth to make himself a better, more mature man.

“I definitely made some mistakes at Virginia Tech but I’m using those — just learning from them,” Alexander said Thursday on a conference call per Matthew Paras of the Washington Times. “Using them to help form a better character, form myself as a man. I’m trying to benefit from the things I did in the past in a good way.”

“I definitely matured throughout the past year and the situations have nothing but built better character, made me stronger, made me want to persevere through this whole process even more than I did before,” Alexander said.

Over three seasons at Virginia Tech, Alexander recorded seven interceptions and 125 tackles. He has impressive size for a corner, but he also has experience playing at safety.

Alexander will provide the Redskins with some much-needed depth at cornerback. He will join a depth chart that already includes Josh Norman, Orlando Scandrick, Fabian Moreau, Quinton Dunbar and seventh-round pick Greg Stroman. He will also be reunited with Redskins defensive backs coach Torrian Gray, who coached him for one season in college.