Falcons sign first-rounder McKinley, remaining 3 draft picks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-rounder Takk McKinley and three more draft picks - linebacker Duke Riley, running back Brian Hill and tight end Eric Saubert.

The Falcons have signed all six draft picks before Friday's start of their rookie minicamp. The team previously signed offensive guard Sean Harlow of Oregon State and safety Damontae Kazee of San Diego State.

McKinley, a defensive end from UCLA, will be expected to join 2016 NFL sacks leader Vic Beasley as the team's pass-rush leaders.

Riley, a third-round pick, is the third LSU defensive player taken by the Falcons in the top three rounds in the last three years, following linebacker Deion Jones in 2016 and cornerback Jalen Collins in 2015.

Hill, from Wyoming, and Saubert, from Drake, were fifth-round picks.

Terms of the deals were not immediately available.


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