Newly minted Falcon first rounder Keanu Neal signed his four year deal the other day, and now you can welcome the other five members of the team's 2016 draft class to the team. Officially.
The Falcons are the first team to sign our entire draft class! #RiseUp— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) May 5, 2016
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The way rookie contracts are now structured, teams tend to sign guys faster than they used to, but this is still pretty quick. It's also ideal for getting all six guys into rookie minicamp alongside the 22 undrafted free agents and rookie camp invites the team announced earlier today, which is in itself ideal because the Falcons figure to lean pretty heavily on this class. Neal and second round pick Deion Jones are fully expected to start, while Austin Hooper, De'Vondre Campbell, Wes Schweitzer, and Devin Fuller should all have legitimate roles in their first year with the Falcons.
Welcome aboard, rookie class!