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Each year there are hundreds of stories being told during the planning and anticipation of the NFL Draft; the 2017 Draft is no different. Today we will be looking at a scouting report for senior edge rusher Takkarist McKinley, UCLA Bruins.

DE/OLB-Takkarist McKinley, UCLA 6’2” 250 lbs.


This former high school track star (his Twitter account stated he was aiming for a 4.40 forty yard dash) turned defender was overshadowed in his first two years at UCLA playing more three tech than his natural five tech position. He is so athletic that he returned a punt 32 yards his junior season; what other edge rusher in this class could do that? I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, so I am going to break down what I saw in the five games I reviewed of the senior defender: 2016 contests versus Arizona State, Utah, Colorado, and Stanford along with a 2015 game against their arch rivals USC. All of these videos are available via Here are my thoughts: Read More »


Are you trying to get ready for your rookie draft?  Yeah I thought so.  Less than a week before the actual NFL Draft held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Jim Day of and and I rounded up three of our contemporaries: Joe Everett of and, Shane P Hallam of, and Brian Quinlan of to draft a fantasy rookie draft. 

The draft was held live on Blog Talk Radio on Saturday April 23st.  The scoring was PPR decimal scoring with 1 point per 10 yards of rushing/receiving, 1 point per 20 yards passing, and all touchdowns worth 6 points. Defensive scoring was 1 point per tackle and pass defended with 2 points per sack and turnover.  As there were only five of us participating, we drafted five picks a round and then reversed the draft order for a total of 17 rounds!   The audio version of this draft can be heard here More »