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4-8, 4th in Pac 12 - South

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons first round draft pick Takkarist McKinley answers questions with a picture of his late grandmother right next to him. On video conference. He fulfilled a promise to her to make it to college and the NFL. McKinley said he knows the Falcons were up 25 in the Super Bowl and ran out of gas. He wants to help them get back.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he expects first round pick Takkarist McKinley to be ready by training camp coming off major right shoulder surgery. Quinn doesn't anticipate that the rehab will linger into the regular season.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

"Maybe we need a cool down period at the draft," Falcons coach Dan Quinn on Takk McKinley's emotional outburst and F-bomb on national TV after being selected by Falcons, emotions related to fulfilling a promise to late grandmother.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said team feels comfortable with first round pick Takk McKinley coming off shoulder surgery. Doesn't believe it will hold him back going into 2017 season. Coach Dan Quinn loves McKinley's get off and the way he beats opponent to the punch

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons selected UCLA DL Takkarist McKinley with the 26th overall pick after trading up from No. 31 with Seattle and surrendering third and 7th round picks. McKinley coming off shoulder surgery but expected to be a relentless pass rusher.

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4dTom Luginbill

Scout's Take: QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson to UCLA

UCLA has a new headliner for its 2018 class following the Sunday night commitment of Under Armour All-American QB-DT Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Continue reading to see why the future at quarterback is very bright for the Bruins:What he brings: Good athlete.

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4dTom Luginbill

UCLA picks up ESPN 300 slot receiver Kyle Philips

UCLA has secured its first ESPN 300 prospect for 2018 with the commitment of WR Kyle Philips. Here's what this Southern California pass-catcher will add to Jim Mora's offense:What he brings: Tremendous ball skills and a knack for getting open.

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4dErik McKinney

UCLA lands QB Thompson-Robinson

UCLA received a much-needed commitment at the quarterback position when No. 3 dual-threat quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson announced he'll play for the Bruins.

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA and USC added big pieces to their 2018 recruiting classes on Sunday. The Bruins scored a huge quarterback prize in Dorian Thompson-Robinson, the nation's No. 50 overall prospect and No. 3 dual-threat quarterback. Thompson-Robinson would be the first ESPN 300 quarterback signed by UCLA since Josh Rosen in the 2015 class, who finished that year as the No. 50 overall prospect. The Trojans got a commitment from a big name and presence along the defensive line in No. 6 defensive tackle and No. 102 overall prospect Tuli Letuligasenoa. USC signed two ESPN 300 defensive tackles in the 2017 class in Jay Tufele and Marlon Tuipulotu, as the Trojans are making a concerted effort to load up along the defensive line.

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8dMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper's favorite 2017 prospects: Takkarist McKinley

McKinley is a late bloomer who came on as a senior in 2016 with 10 sacks and three forced fumbles. He compares favorably to his peers at outside linebacker.

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

As usual, the Pac-12 and West region dominate the quarterback discussion. Of the top 11 quarterbacks in the nation, seven have ties to the Pac-12 or West region. Nos. 2 and 7 pocket passers Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff are committed to Washington, No. 3 pocket passer and No. 32 overall prospect Adrian Martinez is committed to Cal, No. 48 overall prospect Tanner McKee resides in Southern California, No. 50 overall prospect and No. 3 dual-threat quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson hails from Nevada and could commit to UCLA over Michigan this weekend and Nos. 64 and 67 overall prospects, Jack West and Matt Corral, are committed to Stanford and USC, respectively.

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10dAdam Rittenberg

Make-or-break players: Josh Rosen

The Bruins fell apart after Rosen got hurt last season, and they'll need his best to turn things around. As one Pac-12 assistant notes, "Everything goes as Rosen goes."

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16dAdam Rittenberg

Future defense rankings: UCLA

UCLA senior Jaleel Wadood and junior Adarius Picket will form one of the Pac-12's best safety tandems next season. Help is on the way at cornerback, too.

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18dDavid Purdum

USC QB Darnold emerges as Heisman favorite

USC sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold is listed at multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks as the early favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon made the largest jump into the FPI Top 25 since the end of 2016. The Ducks return nine starters on both sides of the ball, and their 2017 recruiting class features a pair of ESPN 300 defensive backs. Fellow Pac-12 team UCLA has also made a similar 20-spot jump to No. 23 thanks to the return of QB Josh Rosen from injury. (ESPN Stats and Info)

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22dESPN Stats & Information

Preseason FPI: UCLA is on the rise

UCLA is ranked No. 23 after finishing outside of FPI's top 40 last season. The Bruins return nine offensive starters, including star QB Josh Rosen.


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Funny moment from Josh Rosen's interview session today: It was pointed out that he would be draft-eligible at he end of the season and Rosen quickly jumped in, "You don't have to finish that question."

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