Xavier McKinney

S, Alabama

  • Conf SEC - West
  • Jersey #15
  • Class Junior
  • HT 6'1"
  • DOB --
  • WT 197 lbs






    PROS: Very diverse athlete who was implemented in a variety of ways. He's got some Minkah Fitzpatrick in his game, can be implemented in man to man coverage, as a deep safety, a blitzer off of the edge or as a sub-package linebacker with effectiveness thanks to his length, tackling prowess and overall athletic ability. Very heady in coverage, particularly in the middle of the field -- shows great anticipation to feel route combinations. Has the functional strength and athletic ability to clamp TEs in man to man.

    CONS: Fairly well rounded prospect -- he may not have elite burst or elite range on the back end to play single high and be a game changer in Cover-1 but he's instinctual enough to play in any combination of coverage on the back end and still be an impact defender. Came in high on a handful of open field tackle challenges -- I'm reaching to find sizable critiques after watching Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Georgia, Oklahoma and Clemson.

    Updated: 07/29/2019