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Redskins select former Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander in the NFL's supplemental draft

Oklahoma State wide receiver Marcell Ateman (3) catches a 50-yard pass to the 1-yard line in front of Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander (36), setting up a rushing touchdown on the next play, during the first half of the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The Washington Redskins added some depth to their secondary with the selection of former Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander.

Alexander was selected in the 6th round of the NFL's supplemental draft.

In June, the cornerback tweeted he was ruled academically ineligible for the upcoming college football season and decided to apply for the NFL's supplemental draft.

Alexander was projected to be a starter for the Hokies this season, but instead will join a Redskins secondary featuring Josh Norman, Fabian Moreau, and D.J., Swearinger.

Alexander racked up 27 tackles, five passes defensed, and an interception in nine games in 2017. According to ESPN and the AP, Alexander played 34 games with 15 starts over the last three seasons.

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