Falcons agree to terms with No. 31 pick Kaleb McGary

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One of Atlanta's first-round draft picks is officially under contract.

The Falcons announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms on a rookie contract with offensive tackle Kaleb McGary, the 31st overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Atlanta also agreed to terms with fourth-round cornerback Kendall Sheffield.

All rookie contracts are four years in length. As with all first-round picks, McGary's deal will include a fifth-year team option that must be exercised prior to the 2022 season.

The Falcons traded up to select McGary, a massive lineman out of Washington, at the back half of the first round. Atlanta used its earlier first-rounder (No. 14) to bolster the offensive line, selecting Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom.

NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said of McGary during the draft, "Got through a lot of adversity in his life. He's a nasty finisher when you study him on tape. He's a little raw in pass blocking. He's very physical. They found something they wanted there with that physicality and toughness."

Here are the other first-round signings that occurred on Thursday:

1. The Philadelphia Eagles inked tackle Andre Dillard (No. 22) to his rookie contract, along with their four other draft picks.

2. The Detroit Lions signed tight end T.J. Hockenson (No. 8) to his four-year deal.

3. The Buffalo Bills signed defensive tackle Ed Oliver (No. 9), along with six other draft picks.

4. The Miami Dolphins signed defensive tackle Christian Wilkins (No. 13) to his four-year contract, along with four other draft selections.

5. The Washington Redskins made quarterback Dwayne Haskins (No. 15) the first first-round signal-caller to sign his rookie deal.

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