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01-06-2010, 04:31 AM
What are your thoughts and feelings on Danario Alexander WR.
I know he is 6'5 and played behidn Maclin but had 2 ACL injuries and is a veryy good WR from what I hear and might creep up to late 1st early 2nd after all is said and done.

Anyone watch him play or konw much about him?

01-06-2010, 07:36 AM
I only know what I saw in the Texas Bowl against Navy and that wasnt all that impressive. Add to that the knee issues....

I'd pass and look for something else.

01-06-2010, 01:53 PM
He actually beat out Maclin for the starting job early on, from what I understand. The multiple knee injuries scare me, though.

01-06-2010, 04:49 PM
Alexander, Danario http://www.seniorbowl.com/playerinfo.asp?ID=49
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215

• 2009 First Team All-America (Sports Illustrated, CBSSportsline)
• 2009 Second Team All-America (AP, Sporting News, Walter Camp)
• 2009 First Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)
• 2009 First Team All-Big 12 (AP)
• 2009 Honorable Mention Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year
• 2009 Big 12 Player of the Week (9/28)
• 2009 Big 12 Player of the Week (11/16)
• 2009 Team Most Valuable Player
• 2009 Team Tiger Performance Athlete of the Year
• 2009 Team Receiver of the Year
• 2009 Team Captain

Had a storybook end to a career that saw him overcome three knee surgeries, only to emerge as the best receiver in college football as a senior, after entering the year off the radar on the national scene … Won 1st-Team All-American honors by Sports Illustrated and CBSSportsline after leading the nation with 1,781 receiving yards, on 113 receptions and 14 touchdowns – all three breaking MU single-season records … His monster season also was enough to make him the new MU career record holder for receiving yards, with 2,778 … Closed out his Tiger career with a 6-catch, 137-yard, 1-touchdown performance in the 2009 Texas Bowl against Navy … Wowed the national ESPN audience on the game’s second play, when he took a quick swing pass and weaved his way for a 58-yard touchdown to give Mizzou a 7-0 lead less than :30 seconds into the game … Led Mizzou in receptions (10) and yards (132) in the season-opening win over Illinois ... The 10 catches and 132 yards were both career highs ... Had a team-high seven catches in the game against Bowling Green for 56 yards ... Scored two touchdowns against Furman, his first two scores of 2009, catching three passes for 46 yards ... Both TDs (13 yards and 17 yards) came in the second quarter ... It was his first career multi-TD game ... Also threw his first career touchdown passes, as he took a lateral from Blaine Gabbert and threw a 40-yard pass to Jared Perry to put the Tigers on the board against Furman ... Became the first MU player to throw and catch a TD in a game since the 2006 Sun Bowl (Chase Coffman) ... Set a then-career high with 170 yards on nine grabs, scoring two touchdowns against Nevada on Sept. 25, earning Co-Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week ... Had a career-long 74-yard reception that went for a touchdown in the third quarter ... Led the team with six catches against Nebraska, gaining 43 yards ... Set a then-career best for the third time this season with 180 yards on nine catches against Oklahoma State ... Scored his fifth TD of the year on a 48-yard reception in the second quarter against OSU ... Made a team-high six receptions for 74 yards against Texas on Oct. 24 ... Eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the fourth time this season, compiling 123 yards on eight catches against Colorado ... Scored MU’s first TD against CU on a 73-yard reception, one yard short of his career long ... Also scored on a two-yard reception against the Buffaloes ... Had a career day against Baylor, catching 13 passes for 214 yards and one TD ... The 13 grabs and 214 yards set new career highs ... He set a school record by catching at least six passes in the sixth-consecutive game ... The 214 yards were the fifth-most single-game total in school history ... Became the first player in MU history to record back-to-back 200-yard games with exactly 200 yards on 10 receptions against Kansas State ... Tied a school record with three touchdowns in the game, scoring on catches of 54, 16 and 80 yards ... Was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after performance at KSU ... Caught 11 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown on Senior Day against Iowa State ... Scored on a 63-yard reception and run ... Had his third 200-yard receiving day in four games with 233 yards against Kansas ... Alexander has three of the seven all-time 200-yard games in MU history ... Caught a season-high 15 passes and scored a TD against KU ... The TD was a 68-yard catch and run in the third quarter ... Had seven grabs for a 181 yards and the TD in the third quarter alone.

Contributed to Mizzou’s record-setting offense by catching 26 passes for 329 yards and a career-high 5 touchdowns, despite not being fully 100 percent throughout the year, as he was still working through the after-effects of off-season knee surgery … Missed the first two games of the year, and returned to catch at least one pass in every game the rest of the way … Closed the season by grabbing 3 balls for 26 yards and a crucial touchdown grab in MU’s bowl win over Northwestern … His TD grab in the Alamo Bowl was an 11-yarder that came on third down, and it gave Mizzou its first lead of the game, at 17-16 with 7:20 left in the third quarter … Three of his first six receptions on the year were touchdowns ... Saw his first playing time of the season against Nevada on Sept. 13 ... Caught his first touchdown of the season on a 27-yard pass from Chase Daniel against Buffalo ... Had a pair of receptions at Nebraska for 46 yards ... Scored the Tigers’ final touchdown against Nebraska on a beautiful leaping 26-yard catch in the fourth quarter ... Made two catches against Oklahoma State, including a nice catch on a seven-yard TD in the fourth quarter ... Had two receptions against Texas for 18 yards against Texas ... Had a near TD catch against UT, coming down just out of bounds ... Caught two passes for the fourth-straight game with a pair of four-yard grabs against Colorado ... Scored on a four-yard reception in the third quarter, his fourth TD of the year ... Made three grabs against Baylor for 56 yards, including a season-long 35-yard catch in the third quarter ... Caught a season-high four passes for 43 yards against Kansas State ... Made a pair of receptions 10 yards and 8 yards) against Iowa State ... Caught one pass for 13 yards against Kansas ... Made three catches for 53 yards in the Big 12 Championship against Oklahoma.

Had a breakout year that saw him emerge as a key playmaker in the Tiger passing attack, but missed four-plus games due to bad luck with injuries … Was second on the team with a career-high nine catches for 82 yards in the season opener against Illinois ... Had MU’s longest reception of the day against the Illini, a 33-yard catch in the fourth quarter to help keep a key drive alive on third-and-11 ... Left the game with an injury to his left wrist after being tackled on that play and missed the next three games ... Returned from a three-week rehab to make three catches for 56 yards, including a 48-yard TD reception, against Nebraska ... That 48-yard grab was a season long and marked the second score of his career ... Made six catches for 54 yards against Oklahoma, including a 34-yard reception ... Was third on the team with four catches and 37 yards against Iowa State ... Made three grabs for 46 yards against Colorado, including a 31-yard reception in the third quarter ... Had one catch (13 yards) against Texas A&M and caught three passes against Kansas State for 12 yards ... Also had one rush for 10 yards against KSU ... Had a big night against Kansas, catching eight passes for 117 yards and one TD ... The 117 yards were a career high ... His touchdown came on an 11-yard pass from Chase Daniel in the first quarter ... Had a 19-yard run against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship, but injured his left knee on the play ... Missed the Cotton Bowl after having surgery on the injured knee.

True freshman wideout who earned playing time with an impressive fall camp, and who blossomed late in the season to make big contributions … Ended the season with 15 catches for 251 yards and 1 TD, with 11 of his 15 catches coming in the final 4 games of the year … His per-catch average of 16.7 was second on the team among those with 5 receptions or more … Closed the season with a 74-yard TD catch in the Sun Bowl (his first career TD) against Oregon State, when he got loose on a fly pattern and outraced the Beaver secondary untouched for a 2nd-quarter TD that put MU up, 17-14 … Had a breakout performance at Nebraska in week #10, with 4 catches for a career-best 84 yards … Included in that was a 49-yarder in the 2nd quarter to put MU in scoring position … Followed with a 5-catch outing the next week at Iowa State for 47 yards with a long of 25 in that game … Caught a pass in each of MU’s first 3 games of the year (2 for 21 against Ole Miss was his best in that stretch), then went without a grab until the Nebraska game.

Earned honorable mention All-State and 1st-Team All-District honors as a senior wide receiver for Marlin High School in 2005 after catching 49 passes for 850 yards and 9 TDs … Named 2nd-Team Super Cen-Tex in 2005, as well … Was an honorable mention All-District pick as a junior in 2004 … An excellent all-around athlete who was a 1st-Team All-District performer in baseball … Was also the district champion in the long jump (best of 23’10”) and triple jump (best of 45’10”) in 2005 … High school coach – Jerry Malone.

Parents – Larry Alexander & Helen Woodson … Chose Mizzou over Texas Tech, Baylor, Houston and SMU, among others … Primary Mizzou recruiter – Dave Steckel.

01-09-2010, 05:47 AM
I like him, the injuries scare me, as well as the fact that he's a questionable route runner. Right now i think he's probably a 4th round pick at the best and 6th at the worst. He put up amazing numbers, but i think some will fear he was the product of the pass happy system at Mizzou. He'd have to run VERY well at the combine to assuage the fears about his knee injuries. I like him as a 6th round pick for the Dolphins if he's still on the board. But Al Davis will fall in love with his size and numbers and draft him in round 2 probably.

01-09-2010, 05:55 AM
He garners polarizing views. Some see him as Ashley Lalie who looked great in college but did nothing for the Broncos, some see him as more like Randy Moss but more fragile and therefore risky.
I don't think he will go bellow the second round.

01-09-2010, 04:01 PM
Alexander sucks. He only had a lot of yards because he was the only productive member of the Mizzou offense so they fed him the ball. He's hurt ALL the time.

I go to Mizzou and see him first hand very often and he gets **** from every football fan that I know here. He's soft and injury prone. I'd stay away from that stuff even with his size.

01-09-2010, 04:13 PM
Alexander sucks. He only had a lot of yards because he was the only productive member of the Mizzou offense so they fed him the ball. He's hurt ALL the time.


That is just the point. He made a ****y team better.

01-09-2010, 04:18 PM
i think i saw 2 torn acls and a broken wrist while he was in school at mizzou...

add that extensive injury history and the fact that i'm not impressed with his game transitioning to the pros and i say...pass

01-10-2010, 10:35 AM
He has everything. Great length, decent enough route runner, decent enough hands, good blocker, outstanding YAC, long strider with great speed, but he's frightened and he plays frightened and he could go undrafted because of it.

Probably won't, but could do. He is scared of getting that knee hurt again and when he's in space he's fine, but with the ball running to contact he's concentrating on protecting the knee.