Jerick McKinnon received an invitation to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, where he raised his profile by running the 40-yard dash in times of 4.38 and 4.35 in the unofficial time and 4.41 in the official time, which was second fastest among running backs.
He also led all running backs in bench press reps with 32. He also demonstrated his physical prowess with a vertical leap of 40.5″ and a broad jump of 11’0″ (3.35 m) (1.03 m).
Only four other players at the NFL Combine could jump higher than 40.5 inches, and McKinnon also had some of the fastest times among running backs in the three-cone drill (6.83 seconds) and short-shuttle (4.12 seconds). The most bench press repetitions among active NFL running backs at the NFL Scouting Combine were 32 by McKinnon.
The Minnesota Vikings selected McKinnon 96th overall in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was chosen that year as the seventh running back. The selection was acquired in 2013 as part of the Percy Harvin trade to Seattle.
Where Did Jerick McKinnon Go: Where Is Jerick McKinnon Now?
The 30-year-old player is still playing for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). On April 30, 2021, McKinnon and the Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a one-year contract. On November 30, he was placed on injured reserve.
He became operational on January 1st, 2022. McKinnon scored his first rushing touchdown with Kansas City in the final game of the regular season against the Denver Broncos in Week 18.
The Broncos were defeated by the Chiefs 28-24. McKinnon had a day of 142 scrimmage yards and a receiving touchdown in the 42-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card Round. On June 14, 2022, he re-signed with the team.