Triple Option: Don't overlook Alexander 

May, 3, 2012
Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.

1. Frank Alexander's selection by the Carolina Panthers was overshadowed by the Detroit Lions selecting a trio of Sooners last weekend. But Alexander might be in the best position of all the OU players drafted in 2012. The Big 12 defensive player of the year was selected in the fourth round (No. 103 overall) by the Panthers, who traded away their third round pick in the 2013 draft to move up to take him. Carolina’s urgency to move up and willingness to sacrifice a higher value pick next year speaks to the type of player they believe Alexander could become. And if that’s not enough, the words of two key decision makers in Carolina speak volumes about Alexander’s situation.

“Frank Alexander is a guy we think can come in and play in our defensive rotation. He just makes plays, he fits into the same mold of the guys we’ve taken.” -- Panthers general manager Marty Hurney
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