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Cleveland Browns Trade Pick; Atlanta Falcons Select Julio Jones With Sixth Overall Pick

The Cleveland Browns have traded the sixth overall pick to the Atlanta Falcons. With the sixth pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones.

The Falcons must have paid a ransom. I don't know exactly what they paid, but this could rival the New Orleans Saints trade for Ricky Williams. Not only that, but Atlanta bolstered their receiving corps as opposed to their defense - the same one that got torched by Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs.

Julio Jones is a great receiver, no question. His hands are a bit shaky, so the natural comparison is to Terrell Owens with the size, speed, and shaky hands. JJ is no TO when it comes to attitude though, so I expect Jones to work. Despite Julio's great upside, I just think the price is too high for Atlanta to pass on adding to their defense. Can Julio Jones make the Falcons offense unstoppable? We will see in 2011.

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