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All of the 2016 Arizona Cardinals draft class is signed

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It is the earliest ever the Cardinals have gotten all their rookies under contract.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals have their entire draft class signed. The team announced the signing of their third round pick, cornerback Brandon Williams, their fourth round pick, center Evan Boehm and their sixth round pick, cornerback Harlan Miller.

All three were signed to four-year contracts.

It is the earliest the Cardinals have ever had all of their draft picks under contract. Traditionally, the team's first round pick takes the longest to sign, but defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche signed his contract on Friday.


Williams (6-0, 200) is a converted running back who made the switch to cornerback for his senior season at Texas A&M. Last year, he was voted a team captain and started all 12 games at cornerback, finishing the year with 34 tackles and seven passes defensed. He played under defensive coordinator John Chavis, who previously coached Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson, S Tyrann Mathieu and LB Kevin Minter at LSU. After spending one year at Oklahoma, Williams transferred to Texas A&M and played 25 games (six starts) at running back where he had 131 carries for 648 yards and four touchdowns. Williams ran a 4.37 40-yard dash at the 2016 NFL Combine, the sixth-fastest 40-yard time at the event.

Boehm (6-3, 310) set a school record by making 52 consecutive starts over his four seasons at Missouri, starting at left guard as a freshman before moving to center for his final three years. He earned Freshman All-American honors in 2012 before being named to watch lists for the Rimington Trophy and Outland Trophy each of his last two years with the Tigers. A team captain as a senior in 2015, Boehm's 52 consecutive starts were the most among all players from a Power-5 conference. In addition to winning a high school state title in football, Boehm also won high school state championships in both wrestling (heavyweight division) and track and field (discus).

Miller (6-0, 182) earned second-team FCS All-America honors and was a finalist for FCS National Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Southeastern Louisiana. A three-time first-team All-Southland Conference selection, he appeared in 47 career games (36 starts) and had 122 tackles, 11 interceptions (one returned for a TD), 34 passes defensed and nine tackles for loss while also returning 26 punts for 294 yards and blocking two kicks. Miller capped off his college career by playing in the 2016 Senior Bowl where he started at corner and was named the top defensive back of the week.