Takkarist McKinley
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
6.80
Starter

Takkarist McKinley

Edge
UCLA
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 260
  • 40-Yard: 4.59
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very good athlete with great speed, change of direction and overall body control. Is a top competitor who goes all out on every play. Showed very good improvement from 2015 to 2016. Very strong at the point and can 2-gap a tight end or offensive lineman. Doesn't give ground to blockers. Instinctive. Can be disruptive in the run game with the penetration he gets. Explosive pass rusher who has a variety of moves. Had an excellent Combine workout.

Weak Points

As good as he is, he is still raw and needs to learn better hand use. Can be slow to shed at times. Seldom see him used in coverage. Had shoulder surgery after the Combine and will need 4-6 months to recover.

The Way We See It

A former junior college transfer who has only been at UCLA three seasons. A player on the rise but also a bit raw. Has as good a motor as you will find in college football. An all-out aggressive football player. He is strong, tough and physical with very good athleticism. Makes plays more on effort than technique. Needs some work to improve technique but has excellent upside. Teams will have to be OK with his medicals and the fact that he may not be ready for training camp. Showed at the Combine that he can easily drop into coverage and transition. Has good hands. Exciting player to watch.