After trading up to the sixth overall draft pick, the Atlanta Falcons decided to draft wide receiver Julio Jones from Alabama. The buzz that this trade may happen really started to heat up Thursday morning and continued to do so throughout the day.
Jones should give the Falcons an immediate impact opposite of Pro Bowler Roddy White.
To draft Jones, the Falcons had to give up their first, second, and fourth pick for 2011. They also gave up their first and fourth round picks for 2012. It was a steep price, and Falcons' fans will no doubt be paying close attention to what he does immediately for them.
Mike Foster did a fantastic job of describing some of this in his article on Julio Jones. Thomas Dimitroff hasn't led us astray yet, so hopefully it'll work out. Let's get on with what we do have in Jones though.
How much will Jones affect the offense this year? Let’s take a look.