On Thursday it was announced by Brett McMurphy that Louisville’s Jaire Alexander will forego his senior season and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. He will also not be playing in next weekend’s TaxSlayer Bowl where the Cards are slated to face Mississippi State.
Louisville CB Jaire Alexander will not play in Taxslayer Bowl, is skipping senior year to enter NFL Draft
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 22, 2017
For the past week the future of Alexander here at Louisville has been a topic. His NFL draft grade projected him as a 2nd rounder per Landis Alexander, his father. Jaire was said to be making his decision after the Cards bowl game but those plans have changed.
Jaire received high praise coming into the season but after an injury in the first game against Purdue his season would end up being cut short by. He would only appear in only five games this season collecting one interception.
Alexander came off a big season in 2016 where he picked off 5 passes, most notably two at Clemson, and also would return a punt for a touchdown in the beatdown of FSU. He was one of the more vocal leaders of the Cardinal defense
While we will miss the chicken prances, the Juice vs. Sauce debates, and of course the Tax BOY$ we here at TCZ wish Jaire the very best and will be rooting for him on the next level. Always a Card!!!