The Falcons gave up five (FIVE!) draft picks to move up and grab Julio Jones in the 2011 NFL Draft. That's a hefty sum for any one player, but when Jones performs like he has so far today, well, Atlanta doesn't seem *quite* as crazy.
Jones has been a home run threat against the Colts defense with two catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns so far on Sunday. His first touchdown went for 50 yards. The encore went for 80.
Words don't do these TDs justice. Here are some moving pictures:
This catch was originally ruled incomplete, but the Falcons challenged and the call was reversed.
On Jones' second TD catch, he just ran away from the whole Colts defense. Check it out:
So was Julio Jones worth it? Here's a smart take from SB Nation's Andy Hutchins:
I fully believe that Julio Jones was worth two first-round picks. Too bad the Falcons traded three other picks, too.
OK, fine. But those touchdowns ... Oh, those touchdowns.
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