Falcons Sign Four Draft Picks Including Fifth-Round CB Avery Williams

The Falcons have signed fifth-round CB Avery Williams to his rookie contract, per Williams’ agent. 

D. Orlando Ledbetter reports fifth-round DE Ade Ogundeji has also signed his rookie contract. Howard Balzer says fifth-round DT Ta’quon Graham and sixth-round WR Frank Darby have also signed. 

Round Player Pos. Note
1 Kyle Pitts TE  
2 Richie Grant S  
3 Jalen Mayfield OL  
4 Darren Hall CB  
4 Drew Dalman OL  
5 Ta’quon Graham DT Signed
5 Adetokunbo Ogundeji DE Signed
5 Avery Williams CB Signed
6 Frank Darby WR Signed


Williams, 22, was drafted by the Falcons in the fifth round out of Boise State in the 2021 NFL Draft. He is projected to sign a four-year rookie deal worth $3,720,150 and including a $240,150 signing bonus. 

During his four-year college career, Williams recorded 152 total tackles, five forced fumbles, one recovery, four interceptions and 22 pass defenses in 48 career games. He also returned 82 punts for 948 yards (11.6 average per return) and six touchdowns, with 38 kickoff returns for 1,042 yards (27.4 average) and three additional touchdowns. 

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