FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Falcons selected San Jose State safety Akeem King in the seventh-round (249th overall) on Sunday.
Akeem King, CB
Round: Seventh. College: San Jose St. Height: 6-1. Weight: 212. Hometown: Nipomo, Calif. High School: Nipomo. Age: 22. Highlights: Was his team’s fourth-leading tackler with 71 stops (tops among defensive backs) with two pass breakups and 1.5 tackles for lost yardage while starting all 12 games. Was a reserve over his first three seasons. As a high schooler, he also lettered in basketball and track and field, setting the school record with a time of 10.74 seconds in the 100-meter dash.
ATLANTA FALCONS 2015 DRAFT PICKS
First round: 8th overall selection -- Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
Second round: 42nd overall selection -- Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
Third round: 73rd overall selection -- Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
Fourth round: 107th overall selection -- Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina
Fifth round: 137th overall selection -- Grady Jarrett, DT, Clemson
Sixth round: 185th overall selection -- TRADED TO VIKINGS
Seventh round: 225th overall selection -- Jake Rodgers, G. Eastern Washington
Seventh round: 249th overall selection* -- Akeem King, S, San Jose State
*Pick is from New England through St. Louis
POSITION-BY-POSITION FOR 2015 NFL DRAFT
Wednesday: Top 5 Inside Linebackers
Thursday: Top 5 defensive tackles
Friday: Top 5 defensive backs
Saturday: Top 5 special teamers
Monday: Top 5 Offensive line
Tuesday: Top 5 Wide receivers
Wednesday, April 22: Top 5 Running backs
Thursday, April 23: Top 5 Quarterbacks
Friday, April 24: Top 5 Tight ends
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