BIRDLAND – Falcons wide receiver Kerry Meier, a fifth round draft pick, has signed a four-year contract worth $1.947 million with the Atlanta Falcons.
Meier was the 165th player taken in the 2010 NFL draft. Of the 38 fifth round picks, 28 have signed.
The Falcons have signed five of their six draft picks. First round draft pick Sean Weatherspoon is the remaining unsigned rookie.
Meier, 23, began as a quarterback at Kansas, but was switched to wide receiver in 2007. The 6-foot-2, 224-pound receiver set career (226) and single-season (102) receiving marks for the Jayhawks.
After the draft, Meier was asked about his favorite routes while at Kansas.
“I caught a lot of balls over the middle,” Meier said. “A lot of over routes, whether if they came off of a boot or a naked (boot). I caught a lot of balls over the middle, catching like digs . . . the intermediate routes. I got a lot of mileage out of catching balls over the middle.”
The competition at the wide receiver position will be fierce in training camp. After Roddy White, Michael Jenkins and Harry Douglas, there are seven players on the roster fighting for two or three spots.
The other wide receivers include Brian Finneran, Eric Weems, Troy Bergeron, Tim Buckley, Brandyn Harvey, Andy Strickland and Ryan Wolfe.