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Julio Jones enters the draft at 6’3”, 220 pounds. His size alone makes him an intriguing NFL prospect.
At this year’s combine, he surprised scouts by posting a 4.34 forty and watched his name shoot up draft boards. His lethal combination of size and speed helped him catch 78 passes for 1,133 yards with 7 scores in 2010. Jones isn’t afraid to make a block and has a great head on his shoulders. An all around excellent receiver, he should go early in the first round and will be the second receiver off the board.
Jones’ overall skill-set at WR compares favorably to Terrell Owens. Both stand at 6’3”, 220-plus pounds, and came out of college running a 4.3-4.4 forty. Jones has thus far proven a stand-up guy and a character pick. While success at the next level could change that, personality is not at all the means for this comparison.
TO was taken during the third round of the 1996 draft, mostly due to the fact he was coming out of a small school in Tennessee-Chattanooga. Both guys have faced criticism as a result of dropped passes, but this combination of size and speed is a rarity and a gift.
NFL Equivalent: Terrell Owens, Cincinnati Bengals