Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl south squad defensive back Robert Alford of Southeastern La. (23) against the Senior Bowl north squad during the first half of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Alford, CB, SE Louisiana: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 188 pounds

Position Rank:

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40 Yard Dash: 4.39

Bench Press: DNP

Vertical Jump: 40″

Broad Jump: 132″

Career Highlights (via SE Louisiana athletics site)

Career Honors:
– 2011 All-Southland Conference (Second Team)

2011: Named second team All-Southland Conference after establishing himself as one of the league’s elite cornerbacks … Started all 11 games for the Lions … Second in the Southland with five interceptions and fourth in the league with seven pass breakups … Finished the year with 52 tackles (45 solo) … His five interceptions was the eighth-highest single-season total in school history … Interceptions came against Lamar, Northwestern State, Central Arkansas, Stephen F. Austin and Nicholls State … His 64-yard interception return versus UCA was the third-longest in school history … Also recovered a fumble versus the Bears … Recorded season-high eight tackles versus McNeese State and Texas State … Also had six stops against Tulane and Nicholls State … Credited with a tackle for loss against SFA.

2010: Granted medical redshirt after missing season with an injury.

2009: Started nine of the 10 games he appeared in at cornerback … Finished the season with 46 tackles (35 solo) … Second on the team with five pass breakups … Recorded first interception of collegiate career in a 69-20 win over Union College … Credited with career-high 12 tackles (10 solo) versus Stephen F. Austin … Returned one punt for seven yards versus SFA.

2008: Missed season.

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Decent size, insane speed and athletic ability for a cornerback. Makes me believe he is going to really excel in a primarily zone defense where he can utilize that elite quickness and closing speed. Has an uphill battle ahead coming from a smaller school, but measurables athletically are off the charts (4.39, 40″ vert, 132″ broad jump). Had four interceptions as a senior at SE Louisiana, and also added a touchdown in the punt return game. I think he offers NFL teams versatility in terms of his ability to play zone, nickel/dime, and special teams right away as well as develop into a solid #2 or #3 corner.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

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