Those who have watched Falcons WR Julio Jones say his route running has sharpened, that he runs patterns like he's less than six feet tall. His body control has improved greatly.
"He looks stronger at the ball," HC Mike Smith said, "and to me, there's going to be so many tightly thrown balls, the coverage is such where you gotta be strong at the ball. That's something where that stood out to me." In other words, Jones is reaching for the sky that often serves as the limit.
All the pieces remain in place in Atlanta, so Jones should continue to progress in his third season. He was #19 in total targets in 2012, but has finished #9 on a per game basis in each of his first two seasons.