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Julio Jones (#5)
5. Julio Jones – Wide Receiver – Alabama
Before the Combine, it seemed as if many had their doubts about Jones. It is safe to say he put some of those doubts to rest after measuring in at 6’2" ¾ 220 lbs., posting an incredible broad jump (11’2”), and blazing a sub-4.4 40. Though his physical tools have been evident since high school, many were not sold until they saw him with their own eyes in Indianapolis.
He is the total package with size, speed, superb body control and dynamic ability after the catch. There are viable concerns over the consistency of his hands and durability, but he is extremely tough. As one of the few receivers in the class that blocks downfield, his game seems pro-ready. The sky is the limit and he should develop into an offense’s primary target quickly. Projection: Top 15 Pick
6. Robert Quinn – Defensive End/Outside Linebacker – North Carolina
Had he played in 2010, there is a chance that Quinn could top this list. Few in this class stack up to him as a pass-rusher, where he is at his best. He fires out of his stance, displaying surprising burst for a player his size (6’4" 265 lbs.) He has excellent natural pass-rushing ability, as he shows the ability to dip his shoulder, bend at the waist and control leverage on the edge.
In the NFL, he will need to work on his strength, hands and add to his overall mass. His best schematic fit may come in a 4-3 as a Right End, but he has the athleticism and ability in space to receive very high consideration from 3-4 teams at Outside Linebacker. Projection: Top 15 Pick