Archive for July, 2011



Atlanta Falcons Offense – Was Julio Jones worth the draft picks?Answer: Yes.Atlanta entered the 2011 NFL Draft with one objective on its mind: get playmakers.The Falcons wanted playmakers to add to their already effective trio of Michael Turner, Roddy White and Matt Ryan. Atlanta craved a big, physical wide receiver to play on the other side of White. So when the draft came along, Cleveland was on the clock, looking to trade, and Alabama’s Julio Jones was on the board.The Falcons traded their 2011 first 27th overall, second 59th, and fourth- 124th round picks, as well as their 2012 first and fourth-round picks.Admittedly, yes, a high price to pay for a single player. But Julio Jones is a special player.Jones is a 6’3″, 220-pound wideout with almost 10-inch hands to catch the football. In his three years in Alabama’s pro-style offense, Jones caught 179 passes for 2,653 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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