Keanu Neal #22 of the Atlanta Falcons forces Willie Snead #83 of the New Orleans Saints to fumble during the second half at the Georgia Dome on January 1, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Falcons’ Keanu Neal has highest overall rankings among rookie safeties

Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal had the highest overall grade among rookie safeties last season. 

Neal finished his first season in the NFL with a 79.5 rating, according to Pro Football Focus.

Neal ranked above Tennessee Titans' Kevin Byard (78.9), New York Giants' Andrew Adams (78.8) and Oakland Raiders Karl Joseph (75.5).

Neal finished his rookie season with 106 tackles, five forced fumbles and eight deflected passes.

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