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Michael Penix Jr., Kirk Cousins had conversation after NFL draft surprise

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Kirk Cousins and Michael Penix Jr. spoke on the phone Thursday night after the Atlanta Falcons stunningly took Penix with the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Penix, who led Washington to the national championship game last season, said Cousins reached out to him and the two quarterbacks had a "very good conversation," although he did disclose specifics about what they spoke about.

"I'm gonna keep it just between me and him right now," Penix said Friday at a news conference at the Falcons facility. "But it was definitely a good conversation and I'm super excited to work with him, and he said he's the same with me.