Jerry Rice Prefers Green Over Jones

A.J. Has The Greatest WR Of All-Time On His Side

Jerry Rice’s vote is in for top WR in the 2011 NFL Draft.  A.J. Green was the legend’s choice for this year’s wide receiver candidacy.  The Hall of Famer had this to reveal in an interview with Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Radio, concerning Georgia’s A.J. Green and Alabama’s Julio Jones:

“I would have to say A.J. Green because the guy, he makes plays,” Rice said. “He makes plays and he doesn’t drop the ball as much and that’s part of Jones, what he’s going to have to work on, Julio Jones, he’s going to have to work on catching the football. So maybe right now he’s that young pup right now but once you get to that level, that next level, teams are not going to afford to let you drop footballs.

“That was something that Bill Walsh would always preach, ‘If you drop footballs you’re not going to be with the San Francisco 49ers.’ So he’s very talented but I think that phase of the game he’s going to have to work on. But Green right now, he gets the thumbs up right here.”

It’s hard not to agree with Rice on this subject.  His opinion is legitimate and he knows a few things about catching the football.  The remark about the hands cannot be over-exaggerated.  It has to be the main reason why I a team like Cincinnati or Cleveland would select Green over Jones in the Top-6.  Jerry Rice on evaluating wide receivers: nothing more needs to be said.  Hire him ESPN.


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