NFL, Ben Liebenberg, Associated Press
In these handout photos released by the NFL and taken in February 2011, top NFL Draft prospects are shown at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. They are, top row from left: Stanley Havili, FB, Southern California; Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State; Justin Houston, LB, Georgia; Rodney Hudson, C, Florida State; Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma State; Henry Hynoski, FB, Pittsburgh. Bottom row, from left: Benjamin Ijalana, OG, Villanova; Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama; Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State; Julio Jones, WR, Alabama; Cameron Jordan, DE, California; Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons have made a bold draft-day trade to select Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones.
The Falcons acquired the No. 6 overall pick from Cleveland on Thursday night for a package of five draft picks, including Atlanta's No. 27 overall pick in the first round this year and the team's first-round pick in 2012.
The Browns also acquired the Falcons' second- and fourth-round picks this year and fourth-round pick in 2012.
The Falcons will pair the physical Jones with their Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White, giving quarterback Matt Ryan another top target.