The reports from teammates and coaches have been glowing so far about a guy the Falcons traded up to No. 6 overall to get. Julio Jones looks the part in practice when he’s running deep and there’s never been much doubt about his physical ability.
Teammates and coaches said they’ve been extremely pleased with how Jones has picked up the playbook. Quarterback Matt Ryan raved about how Jones has been so quick to pick up what he needs to do when the defense blitzes and the offense needs to adjust.
Although Jones might be ready for a huge role, don’t count on the Falcons opening up their entire playbook in the preseason. Jones already has shown signs in practice that he might be special. The Falcons might be wise to wait until the regular season to show the rest of the league just how special he is.