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Takkarist McKinley was raised by his grandmother, and he promised just before she died that he’d make it to a Division I football team. Having achieved that—and then some—the UCLA defensive end brought a photo of his grandmother to the stage after his selection by the Falcons with the 26th pick; he then launched into a very emotional—and slightly profane—pronouncement. It earned a tsk-tsk from Deion Sanders.

[NFL Network]

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Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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