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5 things to know Falcons first-rounder Keanu Neal



Keanu Neal off webcast press conference.

Keanu Neal off webcast press conference.

FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are 5 things to know about Falcons safety Keanu Neal, who was selected with the 17th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday:

1. THE VITALS: Height: 6-feet | Arm length: 32 3/4″ Weight: 211 pounds | Hand size: 10 5/8″

2. THE SPEED: 40-yard dash: 4.62 seconds (Tied with Clemson’s Jayron Kearse for ninth-fastest among safeties).

3. THE POWER: Bench press: 17 reps of 225 pounds (Tied with Miami’s Deon Bush for fifth-most among safeties). Vertical jump: 38 inches (Tied with Southern Utah’s Miles Killebrew for second-highest among safeties). Broad jump: 132 inches (Longest among safeties)

4. THE AGILITY: Three-cone drill: 7.09 seconds (Eighth-fastest among safeties). 20-yard shuttle: 4.38 seconds (11th-fastest among safeties). 60-yard shuttle: 11.58 seconds (Fifth-fastest among safeties)

5. LATE DRAFT CLIMBER: Before the pre-draft process started, Neal was considered a fourth-t0-fifth round pick by CBS Sports. He started to make his move up the draft charts at the scouting combine after passing up his senior season at Florida. He was not mentioned as a potential first-round pick until a few days before the draft.

NFL DRAFT 2016 – POSITION BY POSITION SERIES

Sunday, April 17 — QUARTERBACKS

Rams quest for franchise quarterback behind big trade –Wentz or Goff?

D. Led’s breakdown of the Quarterbacks

A look at the top 10 Quarterbacks in the draft

Monday — RUNNING BACKS

D Led’s breakdown of the Running backs — Is Derrick Henry the next Charles Muncie?

A look at the top 10 Running backs

Tuesday – WIDE RECEIVERS

D. Led’s breakdown of the Wide receivers

A look at the top 10 Wide receivers

Wednesday — TIGHT ENDS

D. Led’s breakdown of the Tight ends

A look at the top 10 tight ends

Thursday — OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

D. Led’s breakdown of the Offensive linemen

A look at the top 10 offensive linemen

Friday — DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

D. Led’s breakdown of the Defensive linemen

A look at the top 10 defensive linemen 

Saturday, April 23 — LINEBACKERS

Falcons searching for hybrid linebacker/safeties

D. Led’s breakdown of the Linebackers

A look at the top 10 linebackers

Sunday, April 24 — CORNERBACKS

D. Led’s breakdown of the cornerbacks

A look at the top 10 cornerbacks

Monday, April 25 — SAFETIES

D. Led’s breakdown of the Safeties

A look at the top 10 Safeties

Tuesday, April 26

D. Led’s breakdown of the Specialists, kickers, punters and returners

A look at the top 5 punters and top 5 kickers

Wednesday, April 27

Final mock draft

 

 

 

 

 

NFL DRAFT 2016 – POSITION BY POSITION SERIES

Sunday, April 17 — QUARTERBACKS

Rams quest for franchise quarterback behind big trade –Wentz or Goff?

D. Led’s breakdown of the Quarterbacks

A look at the top 10 Quarterbacks in the draft

Monday — RUNNING BACKS

D Led’s breakdown of the Running backs — Is Derrick Henry the next Charles Muncie?

A look at the top 10 Running backs

Tuesday – WIDE RECEIVERS

D. Led’s breakdown of the Wide receivers

A look at the top 10 Wide receivers

Wednesday — TIGHT ENDS

D. Led’s breakdown of the Tight ends

A look at the top 10 tight ends

Thursday — OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

D. Led’s breakdown of the Offensive linemen

A look at the top 10 offensive linemen

Friday — DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

D. Led’s breakdown of the Defensive linemen

A look at the top 10 defensive linemen 

Saturday, April 23 — LINEBACKERS

Falcons searching for hybrid linebacker/safeties

D. Led’s breakdown of the Linebackers

A look at the top 10 linebackers

Sunday, April 24 — CORNERBACKS

D. Led’s breakdown of the cornerbacks

A look at the top 10 cornerbacks

Monday, April 25 — SAFETIES

D. Led’s breakdown of the Safeties

A look at the top 10 Safeties

Tuesday, April 26

D. Led’s breakdown of the Specialists, kickers, punters and returners

A look at the top 5 punters and top 5 kickers

Wednesday, April 27

Final mock draft


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