With the 14th pick in the 2011 NFL draft the St. Louis Rams select...
Quintorris "Julio" Jones, WR, Alabama
Jones is an all world athlete and elite natural talent at WR. He still needs more maturation on his fundamentals but he'll instantly become the #1 WR for Bradford and should be an excellent fit in McDaniels offense. If Jones is actually available at the Rams pick I'd expect them to run, not walk, to the podium.
Originally Posted by NFL.com Combine Summary
Jones has the prototypical build to become a No. 1 receiver. A vertical threat due to his height, strength, leaping ability, and speed. Generates big plays after the catch on screens and crossing patterns because of his physicality as a runner. Flashes outstanding hands and ball skills, will make the highlight grabs and haul in passes well outside his frame, but also struggles with bouts of drops. Needs to sure up his hands and route-running to develop into a consistent chain-mover at the next level. Plays aggressive, will go over the middle, and block. Jones has the upside to be a mid first-round pick.
Jones possesses NFL-ideal receiver size. Explodes off the line. Eats up cushions in a hurry. Beats press coverage with his strength and physicality. Can separate vertically and on crossing patterns. Locates soft spots against zone. Shows elite body-control and strong hands on jump balls and poor throws. Can be a load in the open field. Tough and highly-competitive. Good blocker.
Will drop the routine pass on occasion and body catches at times. Was able to consistently separate in college but still developing as a route-runner. Needs to do a better job setting up defenders and getting out of breaks. Willing to go over the middle but needs to show more consistency catching in traffic.
40 Yrd Dash: 4.34
20 Yrd Dash: 2.47
10 Yrd Dash: 1.50
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 17
Vertical Jump: 38 1/2
Broad Jump: 11'03"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.25
3-Cone Drill: 6.66
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