Xavier McKinney - Alabama

Height/Weight - 6'0/201

Age/Birthday - 20 Years Old, (August 8, 1999)

Combine Results - 40-4.63, Vert-36.0", Broad-122.0"

Class - Junior

Conference - SEC West

NFL Draft Projection - Round 1

College Stats -

2019 - 59 (Solos)/36 (Assists)/5.5 (TFL)/3.0 (Sacks)/3(INT)/5(PD)

2018 - 45 (Solos)/29 (Assists)/6.0 (TFL)/3.0 (Sacks)/2(INT)/10(PD)

2017 - 4 (Solos)/2 (Assists)/1.5 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)/0(INT)/0(PD)

NFL Player ComparisonKeanu Neal, Johnathan Abram

Current ADP -  (Rookie Drafts),  (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Exceptional positional versatility capable of playing a variety of roles for a team

  • Played man from the slot, deep zone as a safety (split & one high) & down near LOS

  • Has a quick trigger attacking downhill as a run defender or tackling in quick game

  • Attacks ball in the air with great confidence, particularly when driving forward on it

  • Great short area burst, plays with urgency & gets through traffic to finish plays

  • Contact balance & hitting power are good, can mirror & match steps in man coverage

  • Natural route anticipation, great reading the backfield & working into throwing lanes

  • Takes tight, aggressive angles in pursuit, rangy with an excellent football IQ

  • Quickly reads his keys, diagnoses weather run or pass & gets to the football on time

  • Has shown the ability to play in sub, either on the back end or in coverage

  • Has covered WRs in the slot good vs 11 personnel, good ball skills to locate the football

  • Good range on the back end to get off his spot & get to a 9 route outside efficiently 

 

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Had a few reps where he came in a bit high as a tackler and took the worst of it

  • Some issues occasionally with contact balance & squaring up the ball carrier

  • Needs to take advantage of QBs mistakes by turning some of his PD's into INT's

  • Potential product of the system? Curious to see if individual attributes are truly elite