Donnell Alexander: 2021 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Donnell Alexander
School: Saginaw Valley State University
Q: In your final collegiate season, what goals did you accomplish this fall or set for this upcoming spring?
Unfortunately my final season was Canceled due to COVID, but I set some goals this spring to cut all of my testing times down by at least 1-2 tenths of a second. Also, to continue to get gone my body out and get to under 10% of body fat.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
They would say that I am a humble and caring type of teammate and that I will always give it my all no matter who we are playing. I’m one of the toughest guys to come through the program and I am also able to face adversity on and off the field while being one of the most dominant DBs in the league at my size.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I mainly focus on perfecting my feet and my technique. One of the other main things that I like to focus on is if I could’ve done more on a specific play to help my team out on that particular down.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I will say what separates me is my skillset as a defensive back. I feel as if I have some of the best feet and hips, and I can translate that onto the field. My effort also separates me from other prospects as well. My attention to details will be the difference maker for me at this time because it is the little things that separates player from being good to being great.
Q: What is your plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities, especially with the virus limiting pro days/training facilities/etc?
I will be traveling back and forth from the Detroit to Saginaw to train with one of the best trainers in the Midwest, Christopher Huff that is, and we plan to get some of my times down and strengthen my muscles where I’m most weak in. That is my plan as of now.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My ability to stay consistent on a daily basis and film study will be key for me also. I feel as if I can be versatile in the defensive backfield as I can play, safety, nickel, dime, and, corner to help out with pass defense. I will also be an asset in special teams which is important and key in every professional league.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other professional leagues?
I promise to whoever takes a chance on me, I will be giving you 1000% of what I have in me. I will do whatever it takes to satisfy the team who gives me the such of an opportunity won’t regret it.