When Takk McKinley was drafted by the 2017 NFL Draft with the 26th overall pick Atlanta Falconshe passionately honored his late grandmother.
After being drafted, McKinley spent 4 years with the Falcons, playing in 60 games, starting 27 of them. Overall, he accumulated 17.5 sacks, 79 tackles, and 22 tackles for loss. While he certainly showed promise at Atlanta, injuries in 2019 and 2020 shortened his season and eventually prompted him to leave.
McKinley found himself with the Cleveland Browns in 2021, where he played just 11 games and had 2.5 sacks. Now McKinley is a free agent trying to find a team.
As the NFL draft draws nearer, the NFL occasionally posts iconic moments from previous drafts, most recently with Takk McKinley.
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Takk McKinley honors his late grandmother at the draft
The NFL Posted the moment Takk McKinley got drafted and he came out with a picture of his grandmother and you could hear him say “That’s why we’re doing this! I made her a promise and I kept it! I told her before she died that I will live my dream! I wanted to go D1! I wanted out of Oakland! I wanted to be in the NFL! I made her that promise, 30 seconds later she died. That’s why I’m doing this!”
Takk McKinley certainly lived up to the promise of making it to the NFL. Unfortunately, he has yet to make his mark with a franchise, but luckily he’s only 26 years old and still has time to break into a star. From now on, he just has to find a way to stay healthy.
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