Xavier McKinney
Xavier McKinney
22-Year-Old SafetyS
New York Giants
2020 Fantasy Outlook
As an accomplished college safety praised for his ability to alternate between safety, slot corner and rover functions, McKinney's worst-case NFL outcome is probably something like Kenny Vaccaro. There's plenty of room for a better outcome than that, though, both because McKinney inherits a productive role and because he posted standout production at Alabama. Antoine Bethea made 110 tackles in 2019 starting opposite Jabrill Peppers, and in 13 games last year McKinney totaled 95 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions as the Crimson Tide's leading tackler. Unfortunately, McKinney suffered a foot fracture during training camp, likely putting him on injured reserve to start his pro career. He isn't expected to play until November or December, if at all this season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $8.39 million contract with the Giants in July of 2020.
Wraps rookie campaign with 25 stops
SNew York Giants
January 15, 2021
McKinney notched 25 tackles (14 solo), one defended pass and one interception through six games in 2020.
ANALYSIS
McKinney missed much of his rookie campaign while recovering from offseason foot surgery, but he managed to carve out a large defensive role (over 50 percent of snaps) during the Giants' final three regular-season games. The 2020 second-round pick stands to get every chance to compete for a starting role come 2021.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
New York GiantsGiants 2020 S Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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14899%
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11979%
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353%
32%
212%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Xavier McKinney's measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
201 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.63 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
8.63 in
 
Arm Length
30.88 in
 
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Piles up eight tackles
SNew York Giants
December 28, 2020
McKinney made eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Ravens.
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Returns from IR
SNew York Giants
November 28, 2020
The Giants activated McKinney (foot) from injured reserve Saturday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Preparing to return
SNew York Giants
Foot
November 23, 2020
The Giants designated McKinney (foot) to return from injured reserve Monday.
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Still lined up for post-bye return
SNew York Giants
Foot
November 12, 2020
McKinney (foot) is likely to see his 21-day window to return from injured reserve begin in the next couple weeks, with a target activation date coming sometime after the Giants' Week 11 bye, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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Unlikely to play before bye
SNew York Giants
Foot
October 28, 2020
McKinney (foot) isn't expected to make his NFL debut until after New York's Week 11 bye, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.
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