Cardinals sign first-rounder Deone Bucannon

The Arizona Cardinals have signed their first-round draft pick, ashington State All-American safety Deone Bucannon, to a four-year contract with the standard fifth year club option.

Bucannon ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times and had a 10-6 broad jump and 36.5-inch vertical leap.

Bucannon was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award last season and a second-team All-Pac-12 selection.

He led the Pac-12 with 109 tackles last season, intercepted five passes and forced three fumbles. He was a four-year starter and a three-time captain.

For his career, Bucannon has 379 tackles and 14 interceptions.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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