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Browns will meet with OLB Takkarist McKinley at beginning of April

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According to Courtney Fallon of the NFL Network, the Cleveland Browns will meet with UCLA outside linebacker Takkarist McKinley on April 2nd.

McKinley was one of the top prospects in this year’s draft class, but a couple of weeks ago, he announced that he’s having shoulder surgery that will keep him out of action the next 4-6 months.

In a worst-case scenario, he would miss all of a team’s offseason programs and training camp. Although he would be able to play during the first month of the regular season, teams would have to ease him along slowly to get him acclimated to NFL football. That could be enough to make teams hesitant to select him in the first round, which is where the door could be open for the Browns to select him at No. 33 overall to begin Day 2.