Takkarist McKinley
Takkarist McKinley
24-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Atlanta Falcons
Questionable
Injury Shoulder
2019 Fantasy Outlook
McKinley is one of the most pivotal players for this 2019 Falcons defense. A No. 26 overall pick of Atlanta in 2017, McKinley has shown flashes of brilliance in the early stages of his NFL career, but hasn't quite broken out into the Pro Bowl-caliber edge rusher that he is capable of becoming. In two professional seasons since playing his final game at UCLA, McKinley has amassed 13 sacks, 25 QB hits, 14 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles, while also tallying a sack in each of his two playoff appearances. McKinley has dealt with shoulder issues dating back to the late stages of his collegiate career, but so far has toughed his way through by suiting up for 33 of a possible 34 regular and postseason contests. If near 100 percent as reported to be, he has potential to erupt in 2019 -- especially if Vic Beasley can generate consistent pressure from the opposite side. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.22 million contract with the Falcons in May of 2017.
Undergoes shoulder surgery
DEAtlanta Falcons
Shoulder
January 15, 2020
McKinley underwent successful surgery Tuesday on his left shoulder, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
ANALYSIS
This is McKinley's second shoulder surgery; he had a procedure in the spring of 2017 before being drafted in the first round by the Falcons that year. The 24-year-old defensive end posted a career-high 29 tackles to go with 3.5 sacks over 14 games in 2019. McKinley is expected to be back to full strength for training camp, but it's unclear if he'll miss any of the offseason program.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review
How do Takkarist McKinley's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
265 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.62 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.48 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
24 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
34.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
After being selected in the first round of the 2017 draft, McKinley had a solid rookie campaign, playing in all 16 games while accumulating six sacks and two forced fumbles as a role player for the Falcons' ninth-ranked defense. The 230-pound end made his presence felt in the postseason as well, recording a sack in both of the team's playoff games against the Rams and Eagles. McKinley was on the field for only 33.8 percent of the team's defensive snaps last year, but with the departures of Dontari Poe and Adrian Clayborn over the offseason, the second-year man out of UCLA is likely to have a more integral role.
After playing his freshman season at Contra Costa College, McKinley sorted out his grades and transferred to UCLA, where he showed promise as a sophomore and became a regular contributor as an upperclassman. In his senior season, he finished the year with 10 sacks and 18 tackles for loss. He was eventually selected by the Falcons, who moved up in the draft to take him with the 26th pick in the 2017 draft. However, the Falcons may ease him into the system out of the gate, as he's recovering from shoulder surgery he underwent in early March. The 4-to-6 month recovery timetable means he may not be back to full contact by the start of training camp. He certainly figures to work into the defensive end rotation in his first season, but he may not have a starting role when Week 1 rolls around. Even in a limited role, he should be able to find the quarterback a few times if defenses shift their attention to linebacker Vic Beasley, who led the league in sacks last season and will line up opposite McKinley when the rook is on the field.
More Fantasy News
May need surgery
DEAtlanta Falcons
Shoulder
December 18, 2019
Coach Dan Quinn said McKinley may need shoulder surgery, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Placed on IR
DEAtlanta Falcons
Shoulder
December 17, 2019
McKinley (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Suffers season-ending injury
DEAtlanta Falcons
Shoulder
December 16, 2019
McKinley (shoulder) won't play in the final two games of the year, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
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Suffers shoulder injury
DEAtlanta Falcons
Shoulder
December 15, 2019
McKinley exited Sunday's game at San Francisco due to a shoulder injury, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Racks up two sacks
DEAtlanta Falcons
December 9, 2019
McKinley tallied five total tackles and two sacks during Sunday's 40-20 win against the Panthers.
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