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- The Green Bay Packers selected Louisville corner Jaire Alexander with the 18th pick of the NFL Draft on Thursday night.
- As Alexander was being interviewed after his selection, his college teammate, quarterback Lamar Jackson, was picked by the Baltimore Ravens.
- Alexander’s reaction to the good news was caught live on camera, and he could not have been happier for his quarterback.
Every year the NFL Draft changes the lives of aspiring athletes, bringing them into the fold of the professional football.
It’s a big night for the individual athletes, but seeing their teammates join them on the big stage can be just as meaningful an experience.
On Thursday, the Green Bay Packers selected Louisville corner Jaire Alexander with the 18th pick of the NFL Draft. After getting picked, Alexander went backstage to go through the interviews that come with admission into the league.
But despite it likely being the biggest night of Alexander’s life, his greatest expression of joy seemed to come when he heard his teammate, quarterback Lamar Jackson, had also been selected with the final pick of the first round.
Alexander was caught in the moment mid-interview:
Here's his reaction: pic.twitter.com/NPnkDf56R6
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) April 27, 2018
Alexander and Jackson might be on opposite sidelines when the 2018 NFL season kicks off, but moments like this show they’ll forever be teammates.