The Falcons are inching closer to having all of their 2019 draft picks signed.
First-rounder Kaleb McGary, the 31st overall selection, and fourth-rounder Kendall Sheffield agreed to terms with the team on Thursday.
McGary is projected to receive a four-year deal with a fifth-year team-option for $10.2 million, with a signing bonus of $5.4 million, according to Spotrac.
Sheffield’s four-year deal is projected to be worth $3.2 million with a $756,000 signing bonus.
McGary played 53 games over four seasons at Washington. He made 47 starts.
Sheffield, who started his career at Alabama but ended at Ohio State, was an honorable mention all-Big Ten selection.
The Falcons agreed to terms with four draft picks, defensive end John Cominsky (four years, $3 million), running back Qadree Ollison (four, $2.8 million), cornerback Jordan Miller (four, $2.75 million) and running back Marcus Green (four, $2.6 million) on Friday.
Right guard Chris Lindstrom, the 14th overall pick in the first round, will be the last to agree to terms. He landed in Atlanta on Thursday afternoon and will participate fully in the rookie minicamp, which runs Friday through Sunday.
Under the collective bargaining agreement, rookie deals are slotted with the dollar amounts and the two sides just work on some of the language in the deal.
The talks with Lindstrom have been amicable and will resume after the rookie minicamp.
Here are the draft bios of McGary and Sheffield:
First round (31st overall) Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington
Height: 6-foot, 7-inches Weight: 317 pounds 40-yard dash: 5.05 seconds Bench: 23 reps of 225 pounds Vertical: 33.5 inches 10-yard split: 1.83 seconds 20-yard: 2.95 seconds 3-Cone Drill: 7.66 seconds Broad Jump: 9 feet, 2 inches Overview: Was the third rated tackle in the draft behind Washington State’s Andre Dillard and Florida’s Jawaan Taylor. Has an incredible story about his family losing its farm and then have the RV that they were living in burn down. Said his life was like a country song. He was the winner of the 2018 Morris Trophy as the top offensive lineman in the Pac 12 as voted on by opposing players. He was a two-time all-Pac 12 selection. He’s had three procedures to help stabilize his heart arrhythmia. Falcons contended that he only had two, but it’s still an issue. “I’m scared of the medical,” one scout told BobMcGinnFootball.com. “He had a heart thing going on since he’s been in college. He started like the last three years with it so he should be OK. It scares the hell out of me.” McGary is smart and athletic. “He’s like a big (expletive) ogre,” said another scout. “He’s a better athlete than you want to give him credit for.” Wonderlic of 25. Not everyone is high on him. “Big, stiff robot guy.” a third scout said. “(Max) Scharping moves better and has better balance. I don’t like him.” He was a projected second round pick. Didn’t want to talk about an incident from his freshmen year when he cut the cord on the music system after the music was switched from country to rhythm and blues. He is from Fife, Washington.
Fourth round (111th overall) Kendall Sheffield, CB, Ohio State
Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 193 pounds 40-yard dash: 4.26 seconds, according to Sheffield in phone interview. Bench: Injured his left pectoral muscle on his seventh lift at the combine. Said surgery would not be required. Vertical: not available 10-yard split: not available 20-yard: not available 3-Cone Drill: not available Broad Jump: not available Overview: He signed with Alabama coming out of high school and went to Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, before landing at Ohio State. He has rare speed. He left Alabama after spending his first season as a redshirt. In 2016, he played cornerback and returned kicks at Blinn. He scored touchdowns on both punt and kickoff returns. He made 40 tackles and finished with nine passes defensed in his first season with the Buckeyes, second on the team only to 2018 No. 4 overall pick Denzel Ward, a rookie Pro Bowler for the Cleveland Browns. Teams were a bit more hesitant to challenge Sheffield in 2018, and his tackle (35) and pass breakups (six) dropped despite his starting all 14 games. He was projected to be selected in the third round of the draft. He is from Missouri City, Texas.
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