Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/15/12
The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is the part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Atlanta Falcons, that player is wide receiver Julio Jones. I didn’t want to do Julio Jones for the Falcons because everyone is projecting a breakout year for him, but I’ve been on the Julio Jones hype train all offseason, so he’s the pick here. Just know that I thought he’d be great before everyone else did, even if it makes me a football hipster for saying that (which probably means I’ll have to hate myself because I hate hipsters). As a rookie in a lockout shortened season, Jones still managed 54 catches for 959 yards and 8 touchdowns in 13 games, despite battling hamstring problems all year. Over 16 games, that’s 66 catches for 1180 yards and 10 touchdow...
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