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Report: Former Alabama CB Kool-Aid McKinstry will not work out at NFL Combine because of an injury

Alabama defensive back Kool-Aid McKinstry leaves the field after the SEC Championship
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At least one Alabama football alum will not participate in on-field workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Ga’Quincy “Kool-Aid” McKinstry, a former Crimson Tide cornerback, will not perform at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, doctors found a Jones fracture in McKinstry’s right foot during the medical evaluation. The All-American defender for the Tide will save his workout for Alabama’s Pro Day, which is on March 20. 

McKinstry was listed at 6’1″ on Alabama’s roster, but his height fell to 5’11” at the Combine. 

He comes in slightly under 200 pounds (199), but McKinstry carries a thick build. The Birmingham native and former five-star recruit brings 32″ arms and a 75 5/8″ wingspan. He collected 32 total tackles in 2023 with two tackles for loss and seven pass breakups. His growth in technique made him into one of the most consistent cornerbacks in the Southeastern Conference.

Alabama fans look forward to watching McKinstry do his workout at pro day.

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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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