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LSU's Vadal Alexander drafted by Oakland Raiders in final round of NFL draft


Vadal Alexander was drafted with the 13th selection in the seventh and final round. The former Tiger tackle was taken as the 234 overall pick by the Oakland Raiders in the 2016 NFL Draft. 

Alexander played at Buford High School in Georgia before committing to LSU. He took part in spring football with the Tigers in 2012 after graduating early from his high school in December 2011. 

The 6-foot-6, 329 pound senior started all four years as an offensive lineman for LSU and played in 50 games, including 46 starts with 25 at left guard and 21 at right tackle.

In 2015, Alexander decided to return to LSU for his senior year instead of going into the NFL Draft. During his career at LSU, he played 3,033 offensive snaps with 315 knockdown blocks.

Alexander was voted by the Tiger squad to be one of four permanent team captains for LSU in 2015.

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His 2015 honors included All-America Second Team (Walter Camp, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated), All-America Third Team (AP) and All-SEC (Coaches, AP). He played in the 2016 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. 

Alexander was drafted right after fellow LSU Tiger Jalen Mills who was drafted with the 12th pick in the seventh round by the Eagles. 

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