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Takkarist McKinley has best moment on draft night

Takk McKinley

There were some good moments and some shocking moments during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

From the Chicago Bears giving up four picks to move up one spot to draft Mitchell Trubisky, to the Oakland Raiders drafting a cornerback who is still being investigated on rape allegations.

But the best moment of the night has to from Atlanta Falcons’ draft pick Takkarist McKinley.

The Falcons moved up from the 31th spot to 26 to grab the pass-rusher out of UCLA. When McKinley heard his name called, he hugged his family members and immediately grabbed a photo of his late grandmother Myrtle Collins.

Collins, who helped raise McKinley when his mother abandoned him, died in 2011, and before she closed her eyes, McKinley promised her that he would play Division I football and make it to the NFL.

When he full-filled that promise, he made sure Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and the world knew he full-filled that promise in a passionate, expletive-filled interview—while holding that picture.

While there were many moments at last night’s draft, McKinley definitely won the night.

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