GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two defensive backs from Florida will continue being teammates in the NFL.
UF’s Brian Poole signed an undrafted free agent deal Saturday with Atlanta, according to multiple reports. The Falcons selected Gators safety Keanu Neal with their first-round pick.
Poole had 40 tackles last season and had the second most pass breakups (10) in the secondary, including two overtime stops in the Florida Atlantic game. The 5-foot-9, 210-pounder played in 49 games at Florida with 22 starts, lining up at cornerback, nickelback and safety.
“I can do it all. Anything in the secondary I can do,” Poole said at Florida’s Pro Day, where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds. “I’m definitely good on special teams. I think I can help a team with that, too.”