Position: OLB/DE

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 249 lbs

40-Yard Dash Time: 4.59

One other stat: 10.0 sacks last season at UCLA

How He Fits: McKinley is a versatile athlete with great size and enthusiasm. He will slide into Dan Quinn’s defensive system with ease as a pure outside pass rusher opposite of Vic Beasley. His ability to get around the

Until Beasley lead the league in sacks last season, Atlanta got by and struggled with a non-existent pass rush. Dan Quinn has made every effort to change the identity of the defensive line. The Falcons are keen on maintaining the pass rush next year. Fans should be excited with McKinley’s mindset, telling Suzy Kolber after getting drafted, “Get to the quarterback, get to the quarterback, get to the quarterback…that’s all that matters.”

What’d they give up to move up?

The Falcons traded their 31st pick as well as a 3rd & 7th round pick in this years draft. They now have only three picks left in the draft.

Author Details
Falcons, SEC and occasional Braves writer. Built like a former prototypical private school defensive tackle. You can’t say I didn’t play the games because I was one helluva scout team All-American in practice and I watched intently from the bench during games. Born and raised in the city of Atlanta, I’m scarred by the playoff and championship disappointments but I continue to look forward to Atlanta’s next opportunity to blow a 28-3 lead. Always critical and skeptical because no lead is ever safe.
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Falcons, SEC and occasional Braves writer. Built like a former prototypical private school defensive tackle. You can’t say I didn’t play the games because I was one helluva scout team All-American in practice and I watched intently from the bench during games. Born and raised in the city of Atlanta, I’m scarred by the playoff and championship disappointments but I continue to look forward to Atlanta’s next opportunity to blow a 28-3 lead. Always critical and skeptical because no lead is ever safe.

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