TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Another Alabama football junior has announced their departure from the Crimson Tide program; junior safety Xavier McKinney announced on his Instagram on Sunday that he will forgo his senior season at Alabama and is declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft.
— Olivia Whitmire WHNT (@omwhitmireTV) January 5, 2020
McKinney started for Alabama for the past two seasons and led the team in tackles this season with 95; he also had three sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles, and five pass breakups.
The third-team AP All-American was voted as one of the four permanent team captains for this season.
McKinney becomes the third Alabama junior so far to announce their decision to go pro; other players that haven't announced yet include star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, running back Najee Harris, and wide receiver DeVonta Smith.