Falcons Sign Entire 2016 Draft Class

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The Atlanta Falcons announced late yesterday evening that they became the first NFL team to ink their entire 2016 rookie draft class to their respective four-year deals. The Falcons had previously announced that first-round safety Keanu Neal had agreed to terms on a four-year deal.

In an update to the terms of Neal’s deal, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that it’s a four-year deal worth $10.737 million with a signing bonus of $6.009 million. The terms of the team’s remaining five drafted players have yet to be disclosed.

Based off the contracts signed by the players selected in the same spots a year ago, one can estimate roughly what the four-year deals are for the remaining Falcons players.

Second-round linebacker Deion Jones will likely net a four-year contract in the vicinity of $4.75 million.

Third-round tight end Austin Hooper will land a deal somewhere just north of $3.25 million.

Fourth-round linebacker De’Vondre Campbell is expected to get a deal worth around $3 million.

Sixth-round guard Wes Schweitzer will receive a four-year contract worth roughly $2.6 million.

Seventh-round wide receiver Devin Fuller is expected to get paid somewhere around $2.55 million for his four-year deal.

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