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Falcons Select S Neal With No. 17 Overall Pick

The Atlanta Falcons select Florida defensive back Keanu [Key-Ah-New] Neal in the first round (17th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Neal, 6-1, 216 pounds, started 19 of the 34 games he played in during his three years as a Gator. During his first year as a starter in 2014, he racked up 45 total tackles and three interceptions, which was the second highest total on the team. Two of those interceptions that season came against the University of Kentucky, which became a new career high for most interceptions in a game for Neal. During his junior year he finished third on the team with 96 total tackles. Against LSU in Death Valley, Neal recorded a career high 14 total tackles.

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