© Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsFormer Clemson Tigers cornerback A.J. Terrell has signed his rookie deal with the Atlanta Falcons.
It took a little while, but the Falcons wrapped their entire draft class in one shot. Per a club announcement, all six of their rookies have officially signed:
1-16: A.J. Terrell, CB (Clemson)
2-47: Marlon Davidson, DT (Auburn)
3-78: Matt Hennessy, C (Temple)
4-119: Mykal Walker, LB (Fresno State)
4-134: Jaylinn Hawkins, S (California)
7-228: Sterling Hofrichter, K (Syracuse)
Per the terms of his slot, Terrell will receive a four-year deal worth $14.31M - fully guaranteed. The Clemson star put himself on the radar in 2018 with 53 tackles and three interceptions, including a pick-six at the expense of Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa in the 2019 title game. After an All-ACC season in 2019, Terrell had little reason to return for his final year of eligibility. Some saw him as a second-round type heading into the draft, but the Falcons nabbed him midway through the first, giving them some help in the wake of Desmond Trufant's departure.
Hennessy, a Temple product, agreed to terms with the Falcons on Monday. That selection brought disappointment in Denver - the Broncos wanted him at No. 79, but the Falcons struck first and nabbed him at No. 78.
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