At 6 feet 4 and 247 pounds, McKinney ran the 40-yard dash in 4.66 seconds at the NFL scouting combine. A native of Tunica, Miss., McKinney had a 40.5-inch vertical leap and bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times.
McKinney recorded 244 career tackles, 19.5 for losses, 7.5 sacks and six fumble recoveries and was the Bulldogs' first All-American linebacker since 1999. He was an All-Southeastern Conference selection.
McKinney had 71 tackles, eight for losses and three sacks last season. As a junior, he had 71 tackles, seven for losses and 3.5 sacks. As a freshman, McKinney had 102 tackles.
McKinney played quarterback in high school, throwing 15 touchdown passes as a senior and rushing for seven touchdowns. He also was the punter.