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UCLA Defensive End Takkarist McKinley Selected at #26 by the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Draft

The NFC Champion Falcons add an outstanding Bruin pass rusher to their roster.

NFL: 2017 NFL Draft Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

With the 26th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons have selected Takkarist McKinley, Defensive End, UCLA.

Takk McKinley has been reunited with former UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich with the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta traded up from the 31st pick to the 26th pick to grab McKinley.

There’s no doubt that Jeff Ulbrich influenced this selection along with Coach Mora’s connections to Falcons’ head coach Dan Quinn. There’s no doubt that the Falcons are getting a quality pass rusher with a tremendous upside in Takk McKinley.

Congratulations, Takk! There’s no doubt that, tonight, you’re grandmother is proud of you. And, so are Bruin fans!

Go Bruins!