Takkarist McKinley-DL-UCLA
Size: 6’2 250lbs

Takkarist McKinley
01 October 2016: UCLA (98) Takkarist McKinley (DL) sacks Arizona (14) Khalil Tate (QB) during an NCAA football game between the Arizona Wildcats and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Strengths:

  • High motor
  • Speed
  • Length
  • Solid lateral movement

Analysis: Takkarist McKinley is a relentless worker on the field. His motor does not stop, he refuses to give offensive tackles a snap to catch their breath. Not a content player and is always charging towards the ball. Plus closing burst to sideline enables contain. Makes as many effort plays as anyone in the Pac 12. Unusually adept at bouncing off of blocks and maintaining play focus. Good stop/start change of direction talent. Long strides eat up ground in space. Scouts expected a strong 40-time at the combine and he didn’t disappoint, running a 4.56. Combines speed with long arms for increased tackle radius. Became a playmaker. Saw 36 percent of his tackles come within two yards or less of line of scrimmage while sack total spiked considerably. Spins out of wash down blocks to work back towards the play. Raw, but pass rush flashes some speed to power.

Weaknesses:

  • Still raw at the position
  • Lacks any hand usage
  • Hasn’t perfected any pass rush moves, yet
  • Lacks play strength

Analysis: While McKinley has natural athletic gifts, he can become better in the technical areas to really become a great football player. His hand skill and overall usage is completely uncultivated and impedes pass rush potential. Lacks slaps, swipes and a serviceable rip move to grease the edge as a rusher. Punch has very little force. Needs to get hands and feet need in unison. Long arms are irrelevant at times due to slow punch. Lacks bend around the edge. Upright pass rush allows tackles to flatten him up and over the rush arc with just an average punch. Movements are a little bit stiff. Redirected too easily. Needs to continue to add play strength. Success predicated on effort over rush talent and functional power. Needs to combine all three elements to his game.

NFL Comparison: Barkevious Mingo

Draft Projection: Round 1-2

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