Falcons sign S Richie Grant

Atlanta's second-round pick signs his rookie deal


The Atlanta Falcons have signed safety Richie Grant.

Atlanta has now signed the following members of the 2021 NFL Draft class:

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SRichie GrantFort Walton Beach, Fla.Central Florida
OLJalen MayfieldGrand Rapids, Mich.Michigan
CBDarren HallPasadena, Calif.San Diego State
OLDrew DalmanSalinas, Calif.Stanford
DLTa'Quon GrahamTemple, TexasTexas
OLBAdetokunbo OgundejiWest Bloomfield, Mich.Notre Dame
CBAvery WilliamsPasadena, Calif.Boise State
WRFrank DarbyJersey City, N.J.Arizona State

The Falcons selected Grant with the 40th overall pick in the second round. The six-foot, 194-pound safety from UCF totaled 291 tackles, 29 pass break ups, 10 interceptions, 11.5 tackles for loss and seven forced fumbles in four seasons. In 2020, Grant started nine of 10 games – including eight starts at safety – and registered 72 tackles, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and one QB hit.

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