NFL’s top five players who were drafted by the Atlanta Falcons
3) Julio Jones – Drafted in 2011
Julio Jones is the greatest receiver of his generation and one of the greatest of all time, he was simply dominant in a Falcons’ uniform.
During Julio’s prime, there was literally no one that could stop him. Just think back to all the matchups he had against one of the league’s best corners in Patrick Peterson, almost every time Julio would absolutely torch him.
No receiver has ever averaged as many yards per game as Julio Jones. That stat alone should send him to the Hall of Fame. He was also able to put up five straight seasons with at least 1,400 yards and almost made it six straight but he fell just six yards short in 2019.
A few of his greatest moments were when he put up 300 yards against the Panthers, when he jumped over Luke Kuechly to catch a pass and proceeded to take it into the endzone, and his remarkable performances in the postseason in 2017.
It is sad to know that the times of watching the lethal duo of Matt Ryan to Julio Jones are now over, but they left incredible memories. Julio may not be the same player anymore but don’t let that keep you from remembering just how dominant he was.