Green Bay Packers: Ten first-round options in 2017 NFL Draft
By Dan Dahlke
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8. Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA
It’s been a recent trend for the Packers to turn to the Pac-12 for defensive talent. McKinley would make sense for Green Bay near the end of the first round.
The Bruin outside linebacker splashed on the draft scene this year with 10 sacks and 18 tackles for loss. The 6-foot-2, 265-pound linebacker has the speed and athleticism to bend around the edge and get after the quarterback.
He also plays with a non-stop motor and would bring some juice to the Packers pass rush. Even if Green Bay plans to sign Perry to an extension after this year, McKinley would give their defense another effective pass rusher to rotate in at outside linebacker.