Atlanta Falcons' introduce Keanu Neal

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The Atlanta Falcons new hard-hitting strong safety Keanu Neal made his first appearance at Flowery Branch on Friday.

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The former Florida Gator was the 17th pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.

Coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff said they wanted Neal as a difference-maker on defense. Quinn said his defense struggled in pass coverage against tight ends last season "so that's going to be a real factor as well."

Neal will compete for a starting job as the Falcons look to replace veteran strong safety William Moore, who was released. Kemal Ishmael returns after playing behind Moore last season.

Neal said he believes he's a good fit with Atlanta.