Two days after his Oklahoma Sooners lost to the Clemson Tigers in the first round of the College Football playoff, linebacker Dominique Alexander declared on his personal Twitter account that he would skip his senior year and enter the 2016 NFL Draft:
I have decided to forgo my senior season and enter the 2016 NFL draft. Thank you everyone!! pic.twitter.com/Zyx3AGLgzC
— Dominique Alexander (@_DAlexander1) January 2, 2016
In Alexander’s three seasons at Oklahoma, the Sooners went a combined 30-9, including appearances in the Associated Press’ Top 10 in each of the three seasons. CBS projects that Alexander is the fourth-best linebacker in the 2016 Draft, or a third-round pick who will be selected just ahead of Hesiman vote-receiver Scooby Wright, formerly of the University of Arizona.
Alexander compiled the 19th-most tackles in the nation across his three collegiate seasons, and he also caught two passes in Oklahoma’s offense this season, for a combined 12 yards.