Xavier McKinney NFL Draft Expert Predictions

Xavier McKinney NFL draft stock and expert predictions include him being selected by the Seattle Seahawks.
Xavier McKinney NFL draft stock and expert predictions include him being selected by the Seattle Seahawks. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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The 2020 NFL Draft class brings us a loaded crop of defensive backs, with Alabama's Xavier McKinney among them. McKinney projects to land somewhere toward the end of the first round, but there's likely to be quite a few teams competing for his services.

With that in mind, let's take a look at some expert predictions for McKinney's landing spot in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Xavier McKinney Draft Projection 2020

Bleacher Report
Matt Miller, of Bleacher Report, has McKinney going to the Las Vegas Raiders with the No. 19 overall selection in the first round.

CBS Sports
Ryan Wilson, of CBS Sports, has McKinney dropping to the early second with the New York Giants taking him with the No. 36 overall selection.

USA Today
Luke Easterling, of USA Today's Draftwire, predicts the Seattle Seahawks will take McKinney with the No. 27 pick in the first round.

Walter Football
Walter Cherepinsky, of Walter Football, has the New England Patriots taking McKinney with the No. 23 overall pick in the first round.

Sports Illustrated
Kevin Hanson, of Sports Illustrated, predicts the Miami Dolphins will pull the trigger on McKinney with the No. 18 pick in the first round.

FanDuel Sportsbook
McKinney's NFL Draft prop bet odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, project his draft pick over/under mark to be 25.5. Notably, the Minnesota Vikings own pick No. 25, and the Dolphins have pick No. 26.

Xavier McKinney NFL Draft Predictions

First Round
- Dolphins (No. 18)
- Raiders (No. 19)
- Patriots (No. 23)
- Vikings/Dolphins (No. 25 / No. 26)
- Seahawks (No. 27)

Second Round
- Giants (No. 36)

While none of the expert predictions highlighted above overlapped at the same overall pick, McKinney's range appears to be firmly rooted in the mid-to-late first round.


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