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Atlanta Falcons' first-round pick Takk McKinley getting up to speed in training camp
Selection out of UCLA had offseason shoulder surgery
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Atlanta Falcons rookie defensive end Takk McKinley talks to reporters after the first day of training camp Thursday in Flowery Branch - photo by David Barnes
Transitioning from college football to the NFL is a process often filled with stumbling blocks. The size and complexity of professional playbooks usually put rookies on a steep learning curve, with mistakes sometimes serving as the best teaching tool. Then comes the physical component of the game, where NFL size and speed often catch young players off guard.
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