Found January 05, 2012 on Pro Football Talk:
Taken in consecutive picks at the top of the 2011 draft, Falcons receiver Julio Jones and 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith now have something else in common — besides having the most common last names. They’re the NFL rookies of the month for December/January. Jones, the sixth pick in the draft, caught 24 passes for 461…

Julio Jones named NFL offensive rookie of the month

110812 Atlanta - Smoke and fire surround Atlanta Falcons rookie wide receiver Julio Jones as he enters the stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 12, 2011. Curtis Compton FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been named NFL offensive rookie of the month for December/January. After coming back...

Year-End Superlatives: Rookie of the Year

We might just as well re-name this to the Julio Jones Trophy. I don’t really have to explain the Jones pick, but I’ll just use this space to recap what the other rookies did this year. Jacquizz Rodgers managed to make plays whenever he got opportunities as a runner and receiver, but most observers including myself can’t seem to understand why he did not get more opportunities...

49ers Struck Gold With Rookie Class

When the 49ers selected Missouri’s Aldon Smith with the seventh overall pick in last April’s draft, one talent evaluator wrote that the pass-rush specialist could be an immediate impact player in the right system. Smith’s combination of speed, moves to get around blockers, upper-body strength and ability to use his hands, wrote Doug Farrar of, gave Smith “the tools”...

Falcons' Jones and Turner probable for Sunday

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Michael Turner are among 18 players listed as probable for Sunday's playoff clash with the New York Giants.

Stopping the Falcons’ Running Game Key for Giants Victory

Jim MancariBGB Assistant EditorWhen we think of the Atlanta Falcons, the following playmakers automatically come to mind on the offensive side of the ball: Matty “Ice” Ryan, future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez and big time wide receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones. The Giants secondary will have a difficult enough time trying to defend these players, but Big Blue...

Giants-Falcons game preview: A look ahead to what should be a close playoff game

Chris Faytok/The Star-LedgerGiants cornerback Corey Webster will likely get the chance to cover both of the Falcons' top receivers - Roddy White and Julio Jones - in Sunday's playoff game at MetLife Stadium.By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 1/6/12
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