2. Verone McKinley III
Verone McKinley III has been one of the best safeties in college football this season and he made life difficult for Stony Brook’s passing attack.
In fact, McKinley and the secondary bounced back from a poor showing against Ohio State in which they surrendered nearly 500 yards through the air. He picked off two passes, giving him three on the season which leads all of college football. He just seems to have a nose for the ball and is always in the right place at the right time.
On the year, McKinley has 17 total tackles, two pass breakups, and three picks. He also has a forced fumble and looks like he could be an All-American before it’s all said and done.
McKinley led a secondary that held Stony Brook to just 131 passing yards on 23 attempts, throwing no touchdown passes and the Seawolves were picked off three times.
All aboard the McKinley bandwagon.