Xavier McKinney

Early Round Instant Impact NFL Rookies

Early Round Instant Impact NFL Rookies Going from college standout to NFL rookie is not easy. The 2020 NFL Draft class will be starting further behind than usual, considering a lack of rookie mini camps thanks to COVID-19. Through video conferencing and virtual workouts, these NFL rookies are relocating across the country and trying to transition to the professional ranks amid a pandemic. While some of these selections might have been head-scratchers back in April, there’s clear opportunity for success for some. General managers envision how these players fit, while coaches and coordinators adjust game plans and scheme fits...

Five Non-First Round Potential Stars

The NFL Draft has come and gone for the 2020 season. For the most part, there weren't too many surprises outside of Jordan Love to the Packers and Jalen Hurts to the Eagles. Most teams stuck with their game plans and got their guys. First rounds are usually the easy part for NFL teams. The tough part is finding players outside the first round who can make an immediate impact. Here is a list of five players picked outside the first round who could be potential stars. Potential Stars: Cam Akers, RB, LA Rams: Round 2, Pick 52 Todd...

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Alabama S Xavier McKinney

Xavier McKinney Height: 6'1 Weight: 200 lbs   2019 Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist 2019 Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalist 2019 First-Team All-SEC   Two-year productive starter for the University of Alabama.  Consensus four-star recruiting prospect out of high school.  In this scouting report, we'll breakdown his mechanics and evaluate his future as a safety in the NFL.     What I Like: Pass Rush and Blitz Ability Xavier McKinney is on an outside blitz from a typical linebacker position here.  McKinney uses his speed to get around the left tackle, which the quarterback isn't able to pickup.  His ability to get his arms up to affect the pass is exactly what...

The Most Important Game of the Year

This Saturday, Alabama and LSU face-off in the most highly anticipated regular season matchup in recent memory. Even though this is a game that happens every year, there hasn’t been a game with as many draft implications as this one. Both teams have heaps of talent on both sides of the ball that will be lining up against each other this weekend. From quarterback, to offensive line, to safety, each team has at least one top prospect at just about each position on the field.   The headliner of the game this weekend is the battle for QB1. Tua...

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