Report: Falcons’ Keanu Neal becomes first 2016 first-round pick to sign

Wednesday May 4th, 2016

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The Falcons have agreed to a deal with first-round pick Keanu Neal, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reports.

Neal, a safety out of Florida, becomes the first 2016 first-round pick to reach an agreement with his NFL team.

The No. 17 pick in the draft reportedly “wants to focus on getting ready to play football and not on negotiating a contract,” and signed less than a week after the first round was completed.

Neal, 20, recorded 129 tackles with four interceptions in his sophomore and junior seasons with the Gators before entering the NFL draft. His 51 solo tackles in 2015 ranked 10th in the SEC.

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