Friday, July 27, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
JULIO JONES: Alabama, 6026 220 4.39. Junior entry. Three-year starter who is a big physical receiver with rare speed for his size. Ran faster than we projected. Can make the acrobatic adjustment to the ball on a back shoulder throw. A big target who will reach and extend for the ball on a slant pattern. Has no fear of going across the middle. A clutch, big play receiver who has the mentality of a press corner. Physical and tough. Will sacrifice his body for the ball. Has the stamina to run all day long. Productive against top level competition. Battled Patrick Peterson for three straight years and it could be argued that Jones took two of the three match-ups. A strong hand catcher who will break a tackle and finish a play. Falls forward. Instinctive running ability. Not easy to tackle. Will outmuscle defenders for a ball in the crowd. A three level receiver. Strong enough to get off press coverage. A bigger and faster Anquan Boldin or Sterling Sharpe. Route running was top level late in 2010. Good blocker. Has had some injuries in the past. One hole in his game is his concentration - has drops at times. Career stats: 179-2653, 14.8 ypr, 15 TDs. OSR:1/43. First round, top 10 talent. (A-33 3/4, H-9 3/4, VJ-38.5, SS-4.25).