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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    I'd say he's complementary depth with McDonald, I don't love it but I look forward to seeing how dirty this defense will be.


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    Not a guy I had in my sights, but the Rams obviously saw something that made them take him over better known players like Bailey and Reynolds.

    His measureables are certainly impressive. Paired with McDonald, we're going to see some hits from the safety position.

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    Not to mention some hard hits on special teams between him and Ray Ray

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Not a guy I had in my sights, but the Rams obviously saw something that made them take him over better known players like Bailey and Reynolds.

    His measureables are certainly impressive. Paired with McDonald, we're going to see some hits from the safety position.
    How about McDonald Paired with Joyner. And we use Greg Reid in the slot? Joyner can be the play-maker, hitter and blitzer.

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    An article from 2012, on his incident.

    By Emiley Morgan, Deseret News

    Published: Tuesday, July 31 2012 3:26 p.m. MDT

    A former Utah State University football player has been sentenced to jail for punching a teammate in the face after a party.

    LOGAN — A former Utah State University football player has been sentenced to jail for punching a teammate in the face after a party.

    Maurice Alexander, who played linebacker for the Aggies, was ordered to serve 365 days in jail, pay a $1,500 fine, spend one year on probation and pay $21,341 in restitution by 1st District Court Judge Clint Judkins. The judge suspended all but 45 days of the jail sentence and gave the man credit for the 12 days he has already served.

    Alexander, 21, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated assault resulting in bodily injury, a class A misdemeanor, in June. He was originally facing a second-degree felony.

    According to court documents, Alexander was at a large party at the Oakridge Apartments, 1355 N. 800 East, on Jan. 29 when the crowd started pushing and shoving. Alexander and his teammate, running back Joseph DeMartino, "were pushed into one another."

    "Maurice began to exchange words with Joey which seemed to be aggressive but the two were separated and no further contact occurred in the apartment," the charges state.

    The party's host decided the party was getting to be "too much" and ended it by escorting everyone present outside. Witnesses reported that DeMartino was in the parking lot talking with a friend when "Maurice ran up to Joseph and punched him on the left side of his face," according to the charges.

    DeMartino briefly lost consciousness and fell to the ground and Alexander left the area. DeMartino was later taken to the emergency room where he had to undergo emergency surgery for broken bones in his left eye socket, a fractured cheekbone and multiple stitches.

    DeMartino reported the incident to police a month later on Feb. 29.

    "USU football coaches were made aware of the incident and sent Maurice to his home in St. Louis, Missouri prior to the report of the incident," the charges state.

    Charged were filed against Alexander in April. Because he was in Missouri, he had to be extradited for court proceedings. As part of the sentence, Judkins also ordered that Alexander pay $2,342 in extradition costs.

    A USU football spokesman confirmed Tuesday that Alexander is no longer a member of the team.

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    Its what we don't see that scouts/coaches sees that matters.

    I see another "punisher" style of player, not a flashy player. And there is the pattern I see--Rams reached out and got Joyner and now another hitter. Its likely at this stage of the draft Alexander is expected to make the team, so what is the Rams plan?

    Donald+Joyner+Alexander= PAIN

    Where I see the Rams going is to keep everything in front of them on defense, and play everything short aggressively. Am concerned with the deep ball coverage, but Palmer/Wilson/Kaepernick don't throw deep balls on their backs coughing up a lung. And that's what the front 7 is geared for--getting to the QB and stopping the run between the tackles while punishing the run outside the tackles

    If on paper all works accordingly, Fisher/Williams plan on taking all 60minutes of a game to win....Its what I don't see in how they will put the pieces to work that makes why they picked Alexander/Joyner interesting picks

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    Wilkerson? Earl Wilkerson! I knew that was you, man! You'd still be in the NFL if you hadn't beat up that cop.............allegedly, I mean allegedly beat up that cop. Cause a good Christian boy like you would never do nuttin' like that.
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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos View Post
    How about McDonald Paired with Joyner. And we use Greg Reid in the slot? Joyner can be the play-maker, hitter and blitzer.
    I would 100% prefer Joyner at FS too. I still think we need a nickel CB though.


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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    Yeah Sosa agree but there is something about Greg Reid that the Rams really liked to sign him days after his pro day. They saw something. We'll see what he can do soon enough. Finding a slot corner at this point in the draft seem like a long shot but well see.

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    This guy knows smash mouth football. A real hitter with a nose for the game. As far as making the team and eventually starting, I'd give Mo a puncher's chance.
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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fettmaster View Post
    This guy knows smash mouth football. A real hitter with a nose for the game. As far as making the team and eventually starting, I'd give Mo a puncher's chance.
    I see what you did there.
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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    Rams Draft Defensive Back Maurice Alexander 110th Overall
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    The St. Louis Rams drafted additional secondary depth in Utah State defensive back Maurice Alexander.

    While the general league consensus has viewed the Rams’ draft performance through four rounds rather favorably, perhaps no one has benefited more over the past three days than Gregg Williams.

    The Rams’ defensive coordinator, who received arguably the best defensive tackle in the draft with the team’s second pick of the first round, has seen a pair of hard-hitting defensive backs join his secondary in the past 24 hours.

    Following up their selection of Lamarcus Joyner with their second-round pick, the Rams drafted Utah State safety Maurice Alexander with their fourth-round choice. After addressing needs on either side of the line of scrimmage during the draft’s first round, the Rams have managed to add talent and depth to a position group that has seen a significant overhaul during the past two offseasons.

    As a former linebacker, Alexander adds to what is already an aggressive defensive backfield in St. Louis. In his first year as a safety at the collegiate level, Alexander posted 79 total tackles for Utah State, including nine for a loss. While his greatest attribute may be his ability to provide run support and playing in the box, Head Coach Jeff Fisher was bullish on Alexander’s coverage ability, as well.

    “He’s a very, very talented player and has huge upside,” said Fisher, who added that Alexander could see time at either strong or free safety. “The drills, the combine drills in the building, the football knowledge and instincts are outstanding and we’re very excited to have him. We’ll plug him in packages and he’s one of those guys that most likely is active on Sundays as a special teamer as well, immediately.”

    At 6’2” and 212 pounds, Alexander’s profile fits the mold of a number of Williams-coached defensive backs throughout his various tenures as a defensive coordinator, in addition to his years as a head coach in Buffalo. As a special teamer, Alexander’s speed and tackling ability make him a prime candidate to be used on the Rams’ punt and kickoff coverage teams, which have blossomed into two of the league’s best units under special teams coordinator John Fassel.

    For Alexander, a St. Louis native and graduate of Eureka High School in southwest St. Louis County, Saturday’s phone call from General Manager Les Snead was the realization of a long-held dream. Alexander, who worked as a janitor at the Edward Jones Dome during a year away from school at Utah State, would often envision himself starring for his hometown team while at work. While he had little inkling as to where his mid-round draft stock would place him on Sundays this fall, Saturday’s phone call made that vision a reality.

    “I’m speechless,” Alexander said. “It was the greatest phone call I’ve ever gotten in my life and I was just so happy that Coach (Fisher) and Mr. (General Manager Les) Snead called me. It was a great feeling. I had no clue.”
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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    Ergo...The hype has begun.

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    Fisher and Snead had a presser after the pick and talked aobut the kid.

    #RamsDraft Early Day 3 Press Conference

    Interesting there Snead says he can't explain how he fits in the Rams new scheme.

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    Re: NFL DRAFT: With 110th pick, Rams select MO ALEXANDER (S, Utah State)

    Love some size in the secondary...but it sounds like he can't cover anyone. It looks like this team wants to live or die by going after the QB. Tired of seeing teams convert at will on this secondary. The Rams had the worst completion percentage (against) last year. Only 8 teams gave up more first downs through the air. So...they grab a dwarf and a hard hitting, slow footed kid to address the problem. We shall see.
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