Falcons trade up for Alabama WR Jones

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 8:51 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Falcons traded five draft picks, including their 2011 and ’12 first round picks, to the Browns in exchange for the No. 6 overall pick, which they used to select Alabama WR Julio Jones. The Falcons gave up picks Nos. 27, 59 and 124 selections this year and their first- and fourth-round picks next season to acquire Jones. Jones was widely considered to be the second-best receiver available in the draft, behind Georgia WR A.J. Green. PFW draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki said of Jones: “A very physical West Coast receiver who showed he could dominate against the big boys from the time he stepped on campus and will walk into an NFL starting lineup from Day One and make an immediate, playmaking impact.”
The Browns then traded their newly acquired No. 27 pick to the Chiefs, who had the 21st pick, and drafted Baylor NT Phil Taylor. Cleveland also included their No. 70 overall pick in the trade.
The Chiefs jumped from the 27th to the 26th pick after the Ravens passed, and drafted Pittsburgh WR Jonathan Baldwin.