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Five Things to Know About LB D.J. Alexander

Getting to know the Chiefs’ first 2015 fifth-round compensatory selection


Chiefs scouts believe that one of D.J. Alexander's upsides is his quickness.

Here are the results from Alexander's Pro Day:

40 Yrd Dash: 4.56

225 Lb. Bench Reps: 17

Vertical Jump: 34 1/2

Broad Jump: 10'03"

20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.24

3-Cone Drill: 6.97

The Oregon State team website referred to Alexander as a "special teams demon" during his freshman season (2011). Alexander didn't begin the 2011 season with the team due to a sprained elbow, but when he returned for the third game against UCLA, he made a tackle on his first play in kickoff coverage.

He tied for first on the team with eight special teams tackles and won the starting job at strongside linebacker for the 2012 season.

With the 172th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft the Chiefs select LB D.J. Alexander.

Alexander had season-ending neck surgery his junior season. According to the Oregonian, Alexander missed the Hawaii Bowl during his junior seasondue to season ending neck surgery.

Oregonian author Connor Letourneau reported Alexander had a long history with stingers.

"They just built up," he said at the time. "I took care of it. Hopefully it works."

Alexander returned from the surgery to start every game for Oregon State his senior year.* *

In high school, Alexander was a two-sport athlete.

Alexander played both linebacker and receiver at Palm Desert High School, California, but also ran track.

Alexander broke the Palm Desert record in the 100 and 200 meters back in 2010.

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