By Tim Weaver
Julio Jones is the best wide receiver in the game, according to a group of NFL executives polled by Matt Miller at Bleacher Report.
Miller asked a combination of 30 players and front office types who the best wide receiver is, and a vast majority picked Jones:
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This week I polled 30 NFL scouts, coaches, executives and players with one simple question: “Who is the best receiver in the game?” 98 percent said the same name: Julio Jones.
Miller also shared a few choice quotes from scouts and players:
The Atlanta Falcons wideout was described by one scout as “Big, strong, fast, physical [and has the] catch radius, leaping ability and body control everyone wants.” Said one player, “He’s just a monster. Freak of nature.”
Over the last few years, Jones has usually been ranked the NFL’s second-best receiver behind Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
However, Jones’ magnificent showing during the Falcons’ 2016 playoff run may have turned the tide, and he is now generally considered the league’s best. In those three games, Jones tallied 19 catches for 334 yards and three...