UCLA's Takkarist McKinley arrives for the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia.
Photo: Julio Cortez/AP
Photo: Julio Cortez/AP

How much will Falcons pick Takkarist McKinley make?

Under rules of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft receive four-year contracts that carry a team option for a fifth season.  

Atlanta's 26th overall pick Takkarist McKinley is projected to receive a deal worth about $10.25 million, according to sportrac.com.   

Falcons select Takkarist McKinley in first round

The salary is based on the NFL's salary cap ($167 million) and the rookie compensation pool set under the CBA.  

The Falcons originally held the 31st overall pick before trading for Seattle's 26th spot. Had Atlanta maintained it 31st spot, the projected salary for that position would've been about $9.03 million.

The Falcons were $2.2 million under the salary cap as of March 28.

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Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn discuss first-round pick Takkarist McKinley. He discussed how his grand mother kept him away from gang life in Richmond, California. Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter

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