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Cardinals sign first-round pick SS Deone Bucannon

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Deone Bucannon is officially under contract in Arizona. (USATSI)
Deone Bucannon is officially under contract in Arizona. (USATSI)

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When the Cardinals open up their mandatory minicamp on June 10, they'll do it with all of their 2014 draft picks under contract. First-round pick Deone Bucannon signed his contract on Thursday, becoming the final member of Arizona's six player class to sign.

The 27th overall pick signed a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year. Although the terms haven't been announced, the deal is expected to be worth $7.71 million and include a $3.93 million signing bonus.

The former Washington State safety will join an intriguing secondary in Arizona that includes Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu and Antonio Cromartie.

Bucannon was all over the field in 2013 for Washington State. The safety picked off six passes in 2013, a number that ranked No. 1 in the Pac-12 and No. 6 in the country.

CBSSports.com senior writer Pete Prisco gave the Bucannon pick a B. Prisco thought it was smart for the Cardinals to take a safety, but he thought Arizona should have gone with Jimmie Ward, who was also available.

On a completely unrelated note, Bucannon isn't just good at football either.

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