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The ups and downs of Lob City (1:51)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams GM Les Snead told reporters that trading into the first round was not an option this year. "We knew this was the year probably not to give up picks to go get a player late," Snead said. "We had done a lot of work on who we felt would fall, and we were very comfortable with those players."

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.

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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.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if the player he had slotted for 37th overall was still on the board, Rams GM Les Snead said: "To be honest, yes." Zay Jones and JuJu Smith-Schuster are intriguing receivers; Kevin King and Quincy Wilson remain among corners.

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.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers LB Joshua Perry said he enjoyed connecting with fans and was not surprised by the turnout at the team's draft party, held at ESPN Zone at Disneyland. "Chargers' fans have always been with us," Perry said. "Especially last year we struggled a little bit, but they were always there. So it was fun to see everybody out here today."

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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

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Not ideal for the Rams. The top three tight ends (O.J. Howard, Evan Engram and David Njoku) are off the board in the first round, as are the top three wide receivers (Corey Davis, Mike Williams, John Ross). One guy to keep in mind, who has been linked to the Rams by Mel Kiper: Zay Jones.

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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Katie Richcreek ESPN 

Adoree' Jackson, drafted 18th overall by the Tennessee Titans, tells John Clayton the place he'll be spending his first NFL paycheck is at McDonald's. The former USC Trojan is known for his love of their fries and sweet tea

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Tight end Evan Engram was linked frequently to the Rams. Instead, he goes to the Giants at 23. Best receiving options available: Zay Jones, Curtis Samuel, JuJu Smith-Schuster, David Njoku.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

I think NFL teams came to the realization that the only thing wrong with Adoree Jackson's game (outside of lacking ideal size) is that he's never been able to focus on developing his technique due to obligations on offense/special teams/USC's track team. He's a special playmaker who shows easy speed on tape.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

USC's Adoree' Jackson, who grew up near St. Louis and remained an avid Rams fan, is off the board to the Titans, who earlier reached to take Corey Davis with the Rams' No. 5 pick. He's the fifth DB taken, after Jamal Adams, Marshon Lattimore, Malik Hooker and Marlon Humphrey. Rams have to go best player available at 37 on Friday.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Adoree' Jackson gives the Titans game-breaking ability on special teams and the ball skills in the secondary. Smooth footwork. And don't be surprised if the Titans script a package of offensive plays to get the ball in his hands.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward on the team's first round pick.