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Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Unable to practice until training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley underwent shoulder surgery on March 3, which holds an expected 4-6 month recovery time, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The NFL prohibits rookies from partaking in offseason workouts other than rookie camps until their colleges finish their current term. UCLA's spring quarter does not end until June 15, which happens to be the same date as the final day of Falcons' minicamp. Thus, even if he was healthy, McKinley would be unable to practice with the team until training camp kicks off in late July. When camp does begin, it will mark roughly five months from his shoulder surgery. Until then, the Falcons' first overall pick will continue rehabbing and studying the playbook. He figures to contend for a starting linebacker role with the team.

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Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Recovering from shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley will sit out Atlanta's offseason workouts after undergoing shoulder surgery in March, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

McKinley was selected by the Falcons in the first round of last week's draft and is expected to be a starting linebacker for the team. The organization isn't concerned about McKinley's status and it expects him to be a full go when training camp begins.

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Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Picked 26th overall by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons selected McKinley in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 26th overall.

The Falcons traded with the Seahawks from pick 31 to secure the rights to McKinley. While McKinley's athletic testing revealed concerning agility numbers (7.48-second three-cone, 4.62-second 20-yard shuttle), his production at UCLA at straight-line explosiveness can't be doubted. At 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, McKinley logged a 4.59-second 40-yard dash to go along with a 122-inch broad jump. He should be a valuable rotational rusher for Atlanta after posting 10 sacks and 18 tackles for loss in 11 games last year.

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