Even during the off-season, Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander continues to be a victim of disrespect.
At some point, the media and the NFL will wake up and discover that the Buccaneers have one hell of a player in middle linebacker Kwon Alexander. Yet, as of now, he continues to be ignored when it comes to recognition of any sort outside of people and/or sites that focus strictly on the Bucs.
Even in the off-season.
Look, Kwon Alexander led the NFL – yes, the entire league – in tackles last season. He was a fourth round steal in 2015 and had a fantastic rookie season. He’s only shown improvement and will be a focal point of the defense in Tampa Bay for years to come. All that considered, he still somehow was ignored for the Pro Bowl, ignored for the All-Pro teams, and now was ignored by NFL.com’s “All Under 25 Team” from Elliott Harrison.
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I like Elliott Harrison. I think he does great work and I enjoy his insight, but good heavens did he swing and miss on this one.
He did recognize the Bucs, making Jameis Winston his starting quarterback, Mike Evans a starting receiver, and Ali Marpet his starting guard. So how on earth could he ignore Kwon? His linebackers were Shane Ray, Benardrick McKinney, and Kwon’s former LSU teammate Deion Jones. Not to take anything away from those guys, but they aren’t Kwon Alexander.
As if he needed any additional motivation after previous snubs, Kwon decided to jump in and ask Harrison himself on Twitter why he was ignored;
Harrison never did respond to the tweet, so Kwon threw one more out for those inquiring what he meant;
Yes, this is a Buccaneers site and we’re going to go to bat for our guys, but to see a player as talented and game changing as Kwon continuously overlooked has become real old real quick. This is just another example of the disrespect he encounters from experts that fuels him each and every day to go out there and dominate.
As a matter of fact, let them keep ignoring him. Let them keep overlooking him. If we thought Kwon was good before, what’s he going to be like when he’s on a mission to show everyone how wrong they were?
Scary thought, right?