Mackensie Alexander
Mackensie Alexander
26-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Cincinnati Bengals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Vikings invested a late second-round draft choice in Alexander in 2016, but he did not make a start over his first two NFL campaigns with Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes firmly implanted in the No. 1 and No. 2 cornerback roles. 2018 was Alexander's most active season yet, as he made 15 appearances (with six starts), collecting seven tackles for loss, 10 pass deflections and an impressive four sacks from the nickelback position. The 25-year-old defensive back is expected to keep working out of the slot this season, as Minnesota looks to repeat as a top-three pass defense for the fourth straight season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Bengals in March of 2020.
Follows Waynes to Cincinnati
CBCincinnati Bengals
March 19, 2020
Alexander is signing a one-year, $4 million contract with the Bengals, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
The 2016 second-round pick will follow Trae Waynes from Minnesota to Cincinnati, joining a cornerback group that also includes William Jackson (shoulder) and Dre Kirkpatrick (knee). The Bengals might consider cutting Kirkpatrick or trading Jackson, though it wouldn't be out of the question to keep Alexander as a No. 4 corner at this price. The 26-year-old mostly guarded the slot during his four years in Minnesota.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review
How do Mackensie Alexander's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The Shuttle Time, Cone Drill, Vertical Jump, and Broad Jump metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
192 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.21 sec
 
Cone Drill*
7.18 sec
 
Vertical Jump*
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump*
121 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
Alexander mostly served as a nickel and dime package cornerback for the Vikings last season, but he also contributed on special teams. He'll try to win a greater share of the snaps as the slot corner, but faces competition from first-round draft pick Mike Hughes.
Alexander will get a chance to win the starting nickel corner job after the departure of Captain Munnerlyn in free agency. Alexander played just 68 snaps last season, but head coach Mike Zimmer has expressed confidence in the 2016 second-round draft pick.
Drafted 54th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Clemson, Alexander presents the Vikings secondary with another young and talented cornerback to blend in with veterans Terence Newman and Captain Munnerlyn. The crew also includes former first-round pick and projected starter Xavier Rhodes, along with Trae Waynes who enters his second year in the league and figures to compete with Alexander for playing time. Alexander has the talent and charisma to battle for defensive snaps right out of the gate, but the team's secondary is a bit crowded at this point so his IDP value could be limited.
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Gets clean bill of health
CBMinnesota Vikings
March 4, 2020
Alexander (knee) has received full clearance for football activities, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Lands on injured reserve
CBMinnesota Vikings
Knee - Meniscus
January 10, 2020
Alexander (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
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Undergoes successful surgery
CBMinnesota Vikings
Knee - Meniscus
January 9, 2020
Alexander (knee) underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to repair a small tear in his lateral meniscus Thursday, per his official Twitter account.
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Will undergo surgery
CBMinnesota Vikings
Knee - Meniscus
January 7, 2020
Alexander will have arthroscopic surgery to repair a small tear in his lateral meniscus, and he's ruled out for the divisional round versus the 49ers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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May require surgery
CBMinnesota Vikings
Knee
January 6, 2020
Alexander has a small lateral meniscus tear that may require surgery, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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