3. Julio Jones
Julio Jones being the number three player in his own division should tell you how many talented players and teams there are within it. Julio Jones puts up monster years that have made him one of the household names in the NFL.
He dominates defenses regardless of the fact they know he is the Falcons offense. They know the ball is coming to him and they still rarely find a way to stop him. It doesn’t matter how good of a defense the Falcons play Julio almost always finds a way to win.
He has surprising speed as well as the ability to play physical and run through would-be tacklers. My favorite thing about him is he does all of this without feeling the need to talk. When he does he is about the team not about himself or smack talking whatever secondary they will face that week. He saves his intensity for game time. The few defensive backs who have smack talked Jones have later regretted it.
If you had to choose one player to build around outside of a quarterback in this division it would be Jones. He is capable of carrying an offense all by himself and has the ability to make unbelievable catches. The 2016 season could be another record year for Jones.
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