EASTBAY: It’s really important to have great communication on the interior part of the O-line. If you were to start right away, you’d be working with veterans who have been in the league for a while. How would you make sure you are on the same page with them?
ALEXANDER: By spending extra time with them one-on-one to try to get a relationship and be on the same page and pick their brain.
EASTBAY: Every test you take this week, from a mental perspective, is going to be evaluated by scouts and coaches. How do you make sure you’re handling the pressure the right way?
ALEXANDER: I prepared for this for months. Really, my whole life. I am well prepared. I am not worried about what’s going to happen because I’m ready and prepared for it.
EASTBAY: As you were getting ready for the combine, I’m sure you were training harder than you ever have. Where did you do your training?
ALEXANDER: The EXOS facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
EASTBAY: Great spot. Did it work out well for you?
ALEXANDER: Yeah! Great spot. My former teammates, like Odell Beckham, Kwon Alexander, Jarvis Landry, they all trained there.
EASTBAY: That’s a good list.
ALEXANDER: Yeah, I think I’m in the right place.
EASTBAY: While you were there, what kind of drills did you do to really work on your strength?
ALEXANDER: Just a lot of weights. Free weights, air weight — they actually have this cool technology that has air weight. And all the normal things you would do, but just putting in the extra hours with it.
EASTBAY: How about for getting faster and helping that 40 time?
ALEXANDER: Really getting that extra time in, working on the technique, speed work on and off the field. A lot of that has to do with your technique. Two to three work outs a day on improving that.
EASTBAY: Did you have a favorite team growing up?
ALEXANDER: I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, so Saints were always my favorite team growing up.
EASTBAY: How would that be? You’ll be happy anywhere, but how what it be to end up with the Saints?
ALEXANDER: Oh man! That would be an honor to represent them.
Keep checking back on our blog and follow our Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram accounts to see more exclusive interviews with the Combine’s top prospects.