As a Player
With all due respect, if you’re on the fence on Julio Jones’ ability on a football field, sports scouting may not be the pastime for you. Athletic and instinctive to an almost obnoxious degree, Jones is the league’s premier dominator of coverage on every level of the field. His ability to both shed man coverage and slip between the tightest of zone sets is arguably the best we’ve seen in some time. Not even bracket coverage is particularly effective; Jones is moved all over the Falcons’ formations, creating mismatches before the snap and punishing lesser cover men after it. He’s frequently audibled into action, kept in quarterback Matt Ryan’s hip pocket as the don’t-give-it-a-second-thought safety valve on just about any given Falcons play.