No. 3 overall pick Ryan to get $34.75M guaranteed from Falcons

Updated: May 21, 2008, 9:06 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Matt Ryan officially became the face of the Atlanta Falcons when he was selected as the third pick in the NFL draft. On Tuesday, the Falcons rewarded him with plenty of green.

Ryan became the second top draft choice to sign when he accepted a six-year, $72 million contract that included $34.75 million in guarantees. Less than a week before the draft, tackle Jake Long signed a five-year, $57.75 million deal with the Miami Dolphins.

The announcement of the new deal ...

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