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Louisville CB Jaire Alexander To Skip Bowl, Enter NFL Draft

Louisville's basketball court from midcourt in the stands.

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 15: General view of the arena of the Louisville Cardinals game against the Samford Bulldogs at KFC YUM! Center on November 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jaire Alexander is headed to the NFL.

The movement as popularized by Stanford's Christian McCaffrey and LSU's Leonard Fournette has become a staple in the college football world over the last two years: players with NFL aspirations are skipping their team's bowl games in order to remain healthy, and spend time getting ready for the draft.

Add Louisville junior Jaire Alexander to the ever-expanding list.

The star cornerback will not play in the Cardinals' bowl game against Mississippi State.

Alexander entered the 2017 season as a projected first-round pick, but after injuries limited him to just six games, the star corner received a draft grade of no higher than the second round.

That doesn't mean Alexander can't help his draft stock at the NFL combine and throughout the draft process.