The New York Giants could possibly be available in the market for a security this offseason, particularly if they’ll’t come to phrases with impending free agent Julian Love, the crew’s main tackler final yr.
One goal could possibly be Jordan Battle, who crossed paths with Xavier McKinney when the 2 performed at Alabama in 2019. Battle spoke about his former teammate and good friend on the rostrum on the NFL Scouting Mix this week in Indianapolis.
“One other a type of nice mentors,” Battle advised reporters. “Lots of people don’t know, Xavier McKinney, he was nonetheless within the dorms after I received there. So, I don’t suppose he ever moved out of the dorms. So, that was nice. … I at all times keep in mind he had a husky. … He helped me perceive the playbook sooner.”
Requested what it could it’s like to hitch McKinney within the Giants’ secondary, Battle was respective to the concept.
“Yeah, it could be nice. Me and X nonetheless speak to at the present time. He’s at all times on the sport, I’m an enormous gamer man, too. So, that will be an excellent linkup,” he mentioned.
Battle fared nicely on the mix, working a 4.55 40-yard sprint with a 1.56 second10-yard break up and 17 reps on the bench press. He has the dimensions (6′ 1″, 210) and temperament to be a productive NFL participant and is projected to be a Day 2 choice within the draft.