A.J. Green, Julio Jones crank up the speed in Indy

The players regard as the top two wideouts on the board solidified their positions on Sunday.

Georgia receiver A.J. Green ran, unofficially, a 4.48 and then a 4.51.

Alabama’s Julio Jones cranked out a 4.43, and then an eye-popping 4.39.

The fastest time came from Abilene Christian’s Edmund Gates, who covered 120 feet in 4.35 seconds.  But Jones ability to outrun Green could shake things up at receiver.

15 responses to “A.J. Green, Julio Jones crank up the speed in Indy

  1. I’m glad that Jones showed how physically gifted he actually is because I think some overlook him because he was a team player and accepted his role at Alabama.

    he’s going to be a gamebreaker at the next level with the added bonus that he’s demonstrated an ability to do the little things to win as evidenced by not complaining about his numbers in Saban’s offensive approach, which doesn’t emphasize the receivers. He was the number one receiver in his freshman class.

  2. I think I’d take Green’s much better hands over Jones’ ability to run 40 yards .1 seconds faster.

  3. Did I hear Sterling Sharpe refer to Calvin Johnson as, “not a burner by any means”? Didn’t he run a sub 4.4 in someone else’s hoof covers at the combine???

  4. I would be shocked if AJ Green doesnt go in the top five. Browns fans would be thrilled if they got him at #6. Wide receiver is their biggest need in my opinion. The question in my mind is how good is Julio Jones? I have heard he drops a lot of a passes and missed some games with injuries. It seems to me, Jones would be too much of a reach at #6.

  5. camjon32 says:
    Feb 27, 2011 11:10 AM
    Did I hear Sterling Sharpe refer to Calvin Johnson as, “not a burner by any means”? Didn’t he run a sub 4.4 in someone else’s hoof covers at the combine???

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    Calvin Johnson ran the same low 40 at the combine as Laron Landry, a 4.35. I only remember this because in madden they had calvin 3-4 points higher in speed then landry. Calvin is also a long strider which makes it extremely impressive. He has enough explosion early on to hit that 4.35 yet he can still burn deep because of his stride. Landry’s numbers are based on his quickness, he accelerates so fast but he doesnt have that long stride/ deep speed.

  6. Try not to believe everything you read my man. Julio missed two games his entire career at Alabama. He played through every one of his injuries. The game that he broke his hand in against South Carolina this season, he caught 8 passes for 118 yds and a TD after breaking the hand.

    And for the rest of the season playing with a plate in his hand, he had 46 catches for 693 yards & 4 TDs. And tacking on a rushing TD and handling kickoff & punt return duties.

    And his numbers don’t jump off the page because Bama doesn’t run a wide open offense. And Julio actually run blocks! Who would’ve thunk it.

  7. funny thing is, we wont know who is better until at least 2014….and depending on where they go, what system they play in and who is throwing them the football……we will have a better idea of WHO COULD have a better career as soon as May 2011 is upon us…..so enjoy the process and gat psyched for the draft!

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