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 to maximize...

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 Gurley is...

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Alabama S Xavier McKinney

Xavier McKinney Scouting Report Height: 6'1 Weight: 200 lbs   Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist - 2019 Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalist - 2019 First-Team All-SEC - 2019   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 Xavier McKinney's mechanics and evaluate his future as a safety in the NFL. Be sure to follow NFL Draft Lounge for more coverage on the 2020 NFL Draft. As always, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.   What I Like: Pass Rush and Blitz Ability Xavier McKinney is on an outside blitz from a typical linebacker position here.  McKinney uses...

LSU Vs Alabama: 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 game happens every year, there hasn’t been a game with as many draft implications. 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. Be sure to follow NFL Draft Lounge for more coverage on the 2020 NFL Draft. As always, you can find us on...

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