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SB Nation breakdown of Takk Mckinley

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http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-draft/2017/4/26/15401182/takkarist-mckinley-scouting-report-ucla-footbal

 

I've been meh on Takk, but after reading this, I wouldn't be happy with taking him anywhere in the first. I think the breakdown was good in showing how many 1 on 1's he faced throughout games, and from the looks of it, he wasn't very successful. It will take an excellent coaching staff to mold him and get everything out of him as the article states.

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3 minutes ago, BleedBlu8792 said:

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-draft/2017/4/26/15401182/takkarist-mckinley-scouting-report-ucla-footbal

 

I've been meh on Takk, but after reading this, I wouldn't be happy with taking him anywhere in the first. I think the breakdown was good in showing how many 1 on 1's he faced throughout games, and from the looks of it, he wasn't very successful. It will take an excellent coaching staff to mold him and get everything out of him as the article states.

 

Yeah, his injury was enough for me to hope we pass on him.  He may turn out to be a good pro, but he's not a first round pick IMO.

 

Good find!

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I would rather have Charles Harris but I would not use this as the sole reason to discount Tak.  He has consistently been viewed as a late 1st round pick and has a true pass rush capability.  He is not a day 1 stud but rather a capable player that hopefully by year 2, 3, or 4 will be a sack stud.  I will say there are not many players out there that cannot be picked apart if you want to.  But the potential is there and only time will tell what happens with him.

 

Again, I would rather have Harris though over him but at 15 I think there are a few guys better than Tak for sure.

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46 minutes ago, Smonroe said:

 

Yeah, his injury was enough for me to hope we pass on him.  He may turn out to be a good pro, but he's not a first round pick IMO.

 

Good find!

I agree with you that he is not a first round consideration for the Colts. I would be all over him in the second round if available.

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Here is the last vertical chart on OLB / DE from Chris Landry.  Only Mckinley's report (per topic) included.

 

COLLEGE DRAFT GRADING SCALE

7.4 – 7.0 = Superstar Ability (0)

7.4 = 1st Pick Value

7.0 = Definite Top 5 Pick


6.9 – 6.5 = Immediate Starter (4)

6.9 = Early 1st Round

1. (JR) MYLES GARRETT–TEXAS A&M


6.5 = Mid to Late 1st Round Value

2. (rsS0) SOLOMON THOMAS–STANFORD

3. (JR) DEREK BARNETT–TENNESSEE

4. TACO CHARLETON–MICHIGAN


6.4 – 6.0 = Potential Starter (7)

6.4 = Early 2nd Round Value

5. (JR) CHARLES HARRIS–MISSOURI

6. TIM WILLIAMS–ALABAMA–OLB (C)

7. TAKKARIST MCKINLEY–UCLA—OLB
6020|250 lbs|4SR Richmond, Calif. (Kennedy) 11/2/1995 (age 21) #98
YEAR (GP/GS) TKLS TFL SACK FF GRADE 1st Round
2013: Contra Costa College MEASUREABLES Arm: 33 3/8 | Hand: 10 1/4 | Wingspan: 79 3/4
2014: (10/1) 6 3.5 2.5 1 (UCLA) COMBINE 40-YD: 4.59 | 10-YD: 1.60 | 20-YD: 2.67 | BP: 24 | VJ: 33 | BJ: 10’02” | SS: 4.62 | 3C: 7.48
2015: (13/12) 35 7.5 4.5 2 (UCLA) PRO DAY N/A (shoulder surgery)
2016: (11/10) 61 18.0 10.0 3 (UCLA) PRONUNCIATION tuh-CAR-ist
Total: (34/23) 102 29.0 17.0 6

McKinley possesses the burst, bend, long arms, motor and experience rushing out of two and three point stance. He must learn how to better transfer speed to power and could prove a liability against the run when opponents are able to latch onto him. Terrific speed off the edge. Could be 3-4 linebacker in the NFL. Ran a 10.58 in the 100-meter in high school. McKinley (6-foot-2, 265 pounds) has recorded four sacks and has a team-high nine tackles for loss this year. He is built like DeMarcus Ware when he came out of Troy. He can be a Whitney Mercilus type impact edge rusher ability due to his initial burst, bend and tenacity.
Has a torn labrum and broken glenoid in his shoulder that was recently repaired.
McKinley pulled out of the Senior Bowl because of the injury.
I think he needs time to develop as his hand usage and pass-rush skills needs lots of technique work. However, he is very athletic, has great burst and is relentless rusher who can slip blocks and finish. He’ll be a solid starter in time as he develops.

BACKGROUND: A three-star defensive end recruit out of high school, Takkarist “Takk” McKinley originally signed with California, but was ruled an academic non-qualifier and enrolled at Contra Costa College for the 2013 season. He left the team multiple times due to frustration with his failure to reach the FBS-level, but always returned and switched his allegiance to UCLA. After a Bruins’ assistant coach discovered two uncredited classes, McKinley was able to petition the NCAA to gain his eligibility after a lengthy process, joining his UCLA teammates in the fourth game of the 2014 season. He started one game that first year and finished with six tackles and 2.5 sacks. McKinley became a starter as a junior in 2015 (12 starts) and posted 35 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. As a senior, he started 10 games and led the Pac-12 with 18.0 tackles for loss, adding 61 tackles, 10.0 sacks and three forced fumbles to earn First Team All-Pac 12 honors. McKinley accepted his invitation to the 2017 Senior Bowl, but pulled out due to injury.

STRENGTHS: Explosive athlete with edge speed to capture the corner…flexibility to make sharp 90-degree turns and work tight spaces, altering his pursuit route to close without gearing down…quick to read the pass-set of tackles and set up his move…understands angles to get blockers off balance before crossing their face…active rip, swat and hand maneuvers to keep himself clean from blocks…gifted reflexes to find the ball and react…works hard to hold contain and filter runs inside…lateral quickness to cover multiple gaps vs. the run…knack for knocking passes down at the line of scrimmage (10 combined pass break-ups the past two seasons)…unquestioned effort, working through the whistle and cleaning up plays – sprinter in high school track and field with a personal-best 10.58 in the 100-meters…challenging upbringing and raised by his extended family and grandmother, who died in 2011 – birth parents remain out of his life to this day…mentally and physically tough, routinely playing through pain…driven with a great personality…finished among the conference-leaders in tackles for loss and sacks in 2016 despite battling several injuries.

WEAKNESSES: Undersized by NFL standards with only average arm length…struggles to consistently convert his speed to power and too easily slowed in gaps…can be washed from the hole and not a consistent edge-setter due to his narrow base, tall pad-level and lack of core strength…gets too wide of the pocket and forced to take the long way to the quarterback…active, but wild hands and needs to be more thoughtful with his pass rush sequence…too many “almost” tackles on his film and needs to better come to balance and finish…doesn’t have an indestructible body type and has battled numerous nagging injuries, including a groin issue (Sept. 2016) that plagued him throughout his senior year – also missed part of the draft process due to a torn right labrum.
SUMMARY: A two-year starter at UCLA, McKinley lined up at left and right defensive end in the Bruins four-man front, standing up and putting his hand on the ground – legitimate candidate for Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, averaging 1.8 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack per game. His athleticism pops off the screens, screaming off the edge with initial burst and natural bend to beat blocks and flatten to the quarterback. McKinley flashes violence in his hands, but his pass rush sequence lack sophistication and he can be engulfed by blockers in the run game. Although he isn’t yet the sum of his parts, McKinley has the explosive pass rush potential to terrorize NFL quarterbacks, projecting in both 3-4 and 4-3 schemes.

 

8. CARL LAWSON—AUBURN

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3 minutes ago, Horse Shoe Heaven said:

To me he looks like a try hard go who will be good not great. With an injury & to me he doesn't seem as EXPOLSIVE to me as I would like for a 1st round pick?

 

I think he's actually an above average athlete and has explosiveness to him, but like Tim Williams, it stops there. They are overly raw and what was working in college, won't be enough to work in the NFL. His and Williams development is going to have to go a long way for them to be full time contributors. I said in another thread I wouldn't touch Williams until the 3rd, just my opinion, and I'm starting to view Takk somewhat the same way. 

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13 minutes ago, BleedBlu8792 said:

 

I think he's actually an above average athlete and has explosiveness to him, but like Tim Williams, it stops there. They are overly raw and what was working in college, won't be enough to work in the NFL. His and Williams development is going to have to go a long way for them to be full time contributors. I said in another thread I wouldn't touch Williams until the 3rd, just my opinion, and I'm starting to view Takk somewhat the same way. 

Yeah agree Tak I would take LATE first, but more comfortable taking in the second, I do like his Effort which is off the chart. Williams to me humm I would pass on him, I just don't think he wants it bad enough? JMO.

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Just now, Horse Shoe Heaven said:

Yeah agree Tak I would take LATE first, but more comfortable taking in the second, I do like his Effort which is off the chart. Williams to me humm I would pass on him, I just don't think he wants it bad enough? JMO.

 

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Pretty much what my thoughts and what I've said about him the past 3 months. I want too see guys get continuous pressure on the qb and if most of there sacks come against one or two teams, especially lower level, then I don't want anything to do with them 

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