The Giants have had success with Alabama safeties before in Landon Collins, and they are hoping for the same for Xavier McKinney.

McKinney was snagged at No. 36 overall on Friday during Day 2 of the NFL Draft. He becomes the second member of Big Blue's draft class, joining Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas.

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All over field

If his college play is any indication, McKinney's name should be heard plenty on Giants broadcasts for many Sundays to come.

McKinney broke into Alabama's highly-competitive starting lineup as a sophomore. He proceeded to fill up the stat sheet with 73 tackles, three sacks and two picks, including a pick-six against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.

As a junior, McKinney took another step forward. He led the Crimson Tide with 95 tackles to go along with three sacks, four forced fumbles and a blocked kick. As a result, he earned third-team All-American honors and was named first-team All-SEC.

Practiced against the best

If you're the last man back on defense like a safety is, you better be able to keep speedy receivers in front of you.

Practicing against Alabama's historic group of wide outs the last two seasons should have prepared McKinney to excel in deep coverage. Henry Ruggs and his NFL Combine-leading 4.27 40-yard dash went No. 11 to the Raiders, while 2018 Biletnikoff winner Jerry Jeudy went No. 15 to the Broncos.

Add in future first-round speedsters Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle, and McKinney should be well-prepared for NFC East deep threats.

In two games against the Giants this season, Dak Prescott torched the Giants for 662 and seven touchdowns through the air.

Now, the Cowboys added possibly the best receiver prospect in the draft to an offense that already features Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott and Michael Gallup. With the Giants taking McKinney, New York is already attempting to shore up the secondary to avoid the same fate the next few seasons.

Not to mention, the Eagles also drafted a speedster in the first round in TCU's Jalen Reagor.