Julio Jones and the value of wide receivers

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was traded to the Tennessee Titans for a 2022 2nd-round draft pick and a 2023 4th-rounder.

Jones was the league’s most productive wide receiver for a decade. Although now 32 and with some injury questions, many believed he could still fetch a #1 draft pick in a trade. I had another thought: if the draft has already taken place, players should be traded for other players. If you lose a great player like Jones, you should get at least one player in return who can help the Falcons compete this year. If you don’t, you’re…



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James Leroy Wilson

Former activist. Writer with a range of interests from spirituality to sports.