Jeremy Webb To Miss 2018 Season With Injury; Adonis Alexander Declares for NFL Supplemental Draft

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Adonis Alexander Virginia Tech
It appears that Adonis Alexander’s Virginia Tech career is at an end. (Ivan Morozov)

Rumors have been swirling around Virginia Tech cornerbacks Jeremy Webb and Adonis Alexander recently.  On Friday, those rumors were confirmed.  Webb is out for the season after damaging his left Achilles, while Alexander is no longer a member of the football program.

Webb is a 4-star JUCO prospect who was expected to start immediately for the Hokies.  However, he injured his Achilles in his very first workout with the team, and will miss the season.  He is eligible for a redshirt.

“While we share Jeremy’s disappointment that he will miss the 2018 season, our medical staff is confident that he will make a complete recovery,” Fuente said. “We look forward to Jeremy beginning the rehab process as soon as possible.”  

Alexander has been in and out of the doghouse during his Virginia Tech career, and he was not participating in team activities at the end of spring practice due to academics.  While the press release did not specifically say that Alexander is going to transfer, Justin Fuente made it sound as if he will not be returning.

“We wish Adonis the very best as he determines the next steps he wishes to pursue,” Fuente said.

The loss of Webb and Alexander means the Hokies will be without their two projected starters at cornerback for the 2018 season.

Update: Alexander declared for the NFL supplemental draft.

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  1. Tough break for Webb but at least he’ll be coming back next year. As for Alexander, it’s probably just as well for all concerned that he’s moving on. Yes, it it’ll mean someone will be asked to step up before they’re ready, but sometimes that pays off in the long run. It’ll be interesting to see in November how this all looks in retrospect.

  2. When was the last time a team lost 2 first round picks on defense, lost 2 record setting starters at Cb, and then had 2 cornerbacks who were supposed to start need replaced and still won a division title (let’s face it, Clemson will win the ACC)? I am guessing never in the last 2 decades. Good thing the ACC qb talent is down this year for our schedule. Got to keep grinding.

  3. Tom Pelisarrio – Former Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander is expected to enter the NFL supplemental draft, sources say. Lot of off-field issues for teams to sort through, but he’s 6-3, talented, raw but high upside … should get picked.

    “but high upside”

    I can’t help but think that this language was intentional. LOL

  4. OK, thin at DT, new LBs and new CBs and Safety. So this year the O scores 40 a game which gives the D a half a year to work out the kinks.

    In the second half of the year the O scores 52 a game and the D 12, and special teams 6 a game.

    2019 will even be more awesome from beginning to the end of the year on both sides of the ball.

    You gotta believe.
    GO HOKIES!!!

  5. Well at least we won’t need the db’s against Ga. Tech 🤷‍♂️…..But the Fla St . game really worries me ….hopefully some other db’s will step up and surprise us 💪😎

  6. Sounds like the door is possibly open (a tiny crack) for Adonis but only if he comes begging on hands and knees and does 2x everything the coaches want him to do. Maybe I’m wrong, but this seems like nothing is “final, final” just yet.

    I want all of our guys to do well even if VT isn’t the right place for them. But, honestly, if Adonis does end up transferring to a place like Bama or OSU, sits out a year, performs, and then gets drafted high, that would be one sour grape to swallow, for me anyway.

      1. Yeah, according to Channel 10 (Roanoke) sports guy he already has an agent and is hoping to get picked up in the supplemental draft

  7. This is not good news. Bud’s “D” will be very inexperienced, hopefully the “O” can score lots of points.

    GO HOKIES!!!

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