NFL Draft night is the night that dreams come true, and lives are instantly changed forever. It’s also a celebration of the struggle it took to get to the draft stage, and for those that helped along the way.
After the Falcons drafted UCLA outside linebacker Takkarist McKinley with the 26th pick in the first round, he gave an emotional speech in remembrance of his grandmother who passed away, as he held a portrait of her on stage.
McKinley got emotional as he recalled how he told his grandma on her death bed, in 2011, that he was going to make it to the NFL. He dropped an f-bomb on live TV during the speech, but it’s easy to forgive him in the moment.
Smile man, your grandmother would be proud.
(Video has explicit language)
I wanna see Takkarist McKinley win pic.twitter.com/kWPJvxio9D
— 20:01® (@IAMKRIS24) April 28, 2017