Kenny McKinley Scouting Report
|School:||South Carolina Gamecocks|
|Height & Weight:||6'0 - 185 lbs.|
2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Kenny McKinley, WR, South Carolina
McKinley has been a mainstay at wide receiver in South Carolina for years now. In the shadow of Sidney Rice throughout his first two seasons as a Gamecock, McKinley still started six games as a freshman and 13 games as a sophomore. After Rice's departure, McKinley really took off as a junior in 2007. He caught 77 passes for 968 yards and nine touchdowns, and was named First-Team All-SEC by the coaches and the AP. Injuries had never been a problem for McKinley, but they are starting to creep up so that could be a concern among NFL scouts. He had surgery on his big toe during this past off-season, but was ready to go well before the start of the regular season. He strained a hamstring, however, early in the year and that sidelined him for three games. McKinley is back now and still has 28 catches for 333 yards and three touchdowns despite missing that valuable time. He does his damage with speed, not size (6'0 and 185 pounds). McKinley is extremely quick off the ball, runs great routes, and has breakaway speed with a 4.40 time in the 40-yard dash. McKinley will probably have to bulk up a little bit to be a major factor at the next level, but with that speed he could be a standout slot receiver and a significant contributor on special teams. A third or fourth round pick appears likely as long as he stays healthy.
Last Updated 2008-11-06T10:18-06:00 by Ricky Dimon