Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is arguably the best offensive player in the NFL today. His rare combination of talent, size, and athleticism is enough to give any opposing cornerback nightmares. He’s racked up 466 receiving yards through six games, but he’s only scored once. That’s frustrating.
Julio’s frustration was evident when he caught that lone touchdown pass. Julio taking his frustration out on Malcolm Butler aside, PFF released their top ten receivers list today and Julio came in at number two.
Julio Jones finally got on the touchdown board when he Moss’d Patriots corner Malcolm Butler late in the Sunday night game, proving why sometimes you just need to force the ball to him regardless of coverage ... [o]n the season, 73.5 percent of Jones’ receptions have gone for first downs or touchdowns, which is the 11th best rate among receivers with at least 20 receptions.
Antonio Brown was ranked first, while A.J. Green, Doug Baldwin, and Stefon Diggs rounded out the top five. Jones may not be finding the end zone frequently, but he’s still an incredibly productive receiver. His mere presence on the field necessitates double coverage more often than not, which makes the entire offense better. In other news, water is wet, pumpkin spice lattes are delicious, and Dave smells like Mad Dog 20/20.