For the past month and half, the rookies have participated in the Falcons U program, which involved 33 sessions helping rookies through their transition to the NFL.
Atlanta’s rookies recently completed the “Falcons U” program after 33 sessions on several topics that help educate the first-year players and introduce a smooth transition to the NFL.
On graduation day, we asked the rookies to take part in our version of class superlatives. Here’s a look at your 2016 Falcons rookie class superlatives:
Most Likely to Brighten Your Day: LB Deion Jones, LSU
With a smile like that, how can we disagree? Deion Jones, the Falcons’ second-round pick, is always seen laughing and I’m pretty sure he hasn’t stopped smiling since the day he arrived in Flowery Branch in April.
*Class Clown: DT Cory Johnson, Kentucky *
Having spent very little time with Cory Johnson, it’s still easy to tell why he was the outright winner. Johnson is quite the comedian and has become the individual his teammates can count on for a good laugh following a tough practice.
Most Talkative: LB Ivan McLennan, Washington State
Ivan McLennan has never met a stranger before, seriously. If you ever get the chance to meet him, it’ll feel like you’ve known him for years. And that’s a good thing if you ask me.
Most Likely to Be a President: S Keanu Neal, Florida
In case you haven’t heard, Keanu Neal is one sharp individual, and his classmates realize it. Neal is widely praised for his demeanor and character, so it comes as no surprise he was the selection here.
Teacher’s Pet: WR J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State
J.D. McKissic has impressed his position coach, Raheem Morris, and we have a feeling it has something to do with the the superlative he was awarded. Just kidding. The wide receiver spends a lot of time studying the playbook and asking questions, and hey, it’s working out for him.
Most Likely to Be on a Magazine Cover: S Keanu Neal, Florida
Keanu Neal was featured on the NFL’s red carpet before the Draft in April, and his appearance made this choice an easy one. Neal donned a navy blue suit, showing he definitely has the ability to compete for a spot on the Falcons “best dressed” list.