Julio Jones #11 WR
Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 Age: 27
Born: 2/3/1989 Foley , AL
Experience: 5th season
High School: Foley HS [AL]
Selected By: Atlanta Falcons
Pick (Overall): 6 (6)
Jones has the prototypical build to become a No. 1 receiver. A vertical threat due to his height, strength, leaping ability, and speed. Generates big plays after the catch on screens and crossing patterns because of his physicality as a runner. Flashes outstanding hands and ball skills, will make the highlight grabs and haul in passes well outside his frame, but also struggles with bouts of drops. Needs to shore up his hands and route-running to develop into a consistent chain-mover at the next level. Plays aggressively, will go over the middle and block. A foot injury hasn't hindered Jones' upside, and he is projected to be a mid first-round pick.
Published: April 30, 2011 at 07:16 p.m.
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff talks about the blockbuster trade to move up in the draft to select WR Julio Jones with the 6th overall pick.
Published: April 30, 2011 at 02:04 p.m.
Julio Jones addresses the media after being selected 6th overall by the Falcons in the 2011 Draft.
Published: April 28, 2011 at 08:46 p.m.
The Atlanta Falcons trade up to select Alabama WR Julio Jones with the sixth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Published: April 8, 2011 at 12:52 p.m.
A look at draft prospect Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones.
Published: April 11, 2011 at 05:58 p.m.
Alabama WR Julio Jones discusses his NFL idols as well as what his strengths are on the field.