Falcons Fly Up to the Sixth Overall Pick to Grab WR Julio Jones


The Falcons have been looking for another big name wide out, and Roddy White Thursday night got his partner in crime, as Atlanta nabs Alabama WR Julio Jones.

Here’s our scouting report on Jones:

Strengths: Very good size for an NFL wide receiver. Releases smooth and quick off the line and quickly establishes his route. Physical against press coverage and uses arms and strength to beat the jam. Shows a nice, short stride and runs with good balance and acceleration for his 6’4 frame; not a long strider or high-cut with his movement. Has a great feel for the ball in the air on deep routes and fades, making sharp adjustments and putting himself in the best position to make the catch. Comes out of his breaks crisply for his size. Uses his body very well to shield defenders and outmuscles cornerbacks with regularity. Knows how to gain leverage on deep routes with tight coverage, stacking the defender, and only allowing himself the position to make a play.

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