Vadal Alexander certainly has options.
That was clear after hearing the former LSU offensive lineman discuss his performance at the Tigers’ Pro Day on Monday.
The 6-foot-5, 325-pounder opted not to run the 40 or bench press, leaving his measurables from the NFL Combine as the benchmark.
Alexander only participated in the position drills, and sent the message he was hoping to get across.
“I thought I did well,” Alexander said. “The offensive line coaches from the Patriots and the Lions said I did really good. It’s what I expected. They want to see you do certain things — block, put you through the gauntlet and how you react, and that’s what I did.
“They thought I did good. I was more in shape, more athletic, well-conditioned. They can see the difference in my play.”
Alexander clocked in a 5.57-second 40 time at the NFL Scouting Combine last month, but felt that was a solid time moving forward.
He felt differently about his position drills.
The former LSU tackle wanted to improve upon his conditioning and prove to prospective NFL teams he was in better shape.
“I thought I had better hand placement, better overall conditioning throughout drills,” Alexander recalled. “I did what I did well at the combine, but I reiterated it to new eyes.”
Like some of the old eyes that have seen Alexander, like the Saints, Lions and Patriots, NFL teams have told the former LSU lineman that he could play up to four spots along the offensive line.
Alexander did as much throughout his career at LSU and has no qualms about playing either guard or tackle in the NFL.
“A lot of guys like my versatility,” he said. “Guard or tackle, I played well at both positions. Last year was my best year (at tackle), and they like me at all four spots.”