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Kool-Aid McKinstry crafting his footwork to be a top pick for 2024

Alabama defensive back Kool-Aid McKinstry (1) lines up during practice at Thomas-Drew Practice Fields in Tuscaloosa, AL on Monday, Oct 31, 2022.
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Alabama did not have a defensive back taken in the first round of the recent NFL Draft.

Ga’Quincy “Kool-Aid” McKinstry has an opportunity to be a first-rounder for 2024. He returns for his junior season as a former five-star cornerback from Birmingham, Ala. McKinstry improved his performance between his freshman to sophomore years, totaling a team-high 15 pass breakups and an interception in 2022. He also showcased his ability as a punt return specialist.

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McKinstry looks to craft his footwork to become a top 10 draft selection.

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He is working with Gold Feet Certified, a training facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The elite playmaker from the 2021 recruiting class is training with someone that’s put several players in the National Football League.

McKinstry is back as one of the biggest leaders o Alabama’s team.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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