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Verone McKinley III Draft Profile: Stats, Highlights and 2022 NFL Draft Projection

It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called early on is safety Verone McKinley III out of Oregon.

The following is a complete Verone McKinley III NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.

Verone McKinley III NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection

Verone McKinley III
Position: Safety
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 194 lbs
Age: 21
College: Oregon Ducks

Verone McKinley III Draft Profile: Stats, Highlights and 2022 NFL Draft Projection
Credit: DL Young/Daily Emerald

Verone McKinley III Stats 2021 | Oregon Ducks

Games: 14
Solo Tackles: 44
Missed Tackles: 17

Interceptions: 6
Forced Fumbles: 1
Pass Deflections: 6

Verone McKinley III Draft Profile


It’s rare to see a player post such a good tape in college. His instincts, aggressiveness and his ability to seemingly always make plays are among the best at the position in the 2022 NFL Draft class. He does a great job reading the quarterback’s eyes along with quick acceleration and hard hits that make life a nightmare for opposing pass-catchers. McKinley has great ball skills, hands and incredibly fluid hips.


For as good as his tape is, the one problem with McKinley is his physical traits. He has average speed, is undersized and has short arms. His size and short arms can make it difficult to tackle or to be able to play physically with bigger targets. Although McKinley is a ball hawk, he often gets too greedy, which can leave the defense exposed.

Verone McKinley III Highlights

Verone McKinley III Draft Projection

All 2022 NFL Draft Projections are taken from the latest Sporting News NFL Mock Draft by Vinnie Iyer.

Verone McKinley III is currently projected to be drafted by the Baltimore Ravens at No. 119.

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