Tony Gonzalez Says Julio Jones Better Than Snoop Minnis, Bobby Sippio And So Forth

Julio Jones has been drawing praise far and wide since day one of Falcons training camp. Tuesday, Tony Gonzalez joined a list that includes Mike Mayock, Peter King and others in making a mighty proclamation about the rookie receiver:

This kid Julio Jones is the real deal. He's the best incoming receiver I've ever played with. Come to think of it, it's not even close.less than a minute ago via HTC Peep Favorite Retweet Reply

Quite a compliment from a future Hall of Famer. Actually, once you look at the list of rookie receivers (the ENTIRE list of rookie receivers) Gonzalez has played with during his career, you'll see it's definitely not hyperbole at all.

Here is the entire list, along with each's career stats. We're quite sure Gonzalez didn't sit and review this list before complimenting his teammate. But he could've without having to change a thing. Yes, sure, fine, Dwayne Bowe was good, too:

Kevin Lockett:

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1997 23 KAN 81 9 0 1 35 35.0 0 35 0.1 3.9 35 0 0 0
1998 24 KAN 81 13 3 19 281 14.8 0 38 1.5 21.6 281 0 2 3
1999 25 KAN 81 16 1 34 426 12.5 2 39 2.1 26.6 426 2 0 4
2000 26 KAN PR 81 16 2 33 422 12.8 2 34 2.1 26.4 422 2 3 4
2001 27 WAS 83 16 0 22 293 13.3 0 34 1.4 18.3 293 0 1 3
2002 28 2TM 13 4 16 205 12.8 4 35 1.2 15.8 205 4 1 2
WAS 83 6 2 11 129 11.7 2 26 1.8 21.5 129 2 1 1
JAX 85 7 2 5 76 15.2 2 35 0.7 10.9 76 2 0 1
2003 29 NYJ 89 3 0 5 76 15.2 0 23 1.7 25.3 76 0 0 1
Career 86 10 130 1738 13.4 8 39 1.5 20.2 1738 8 7 17
4 yrs KAN 54 6 87 1164 13.4 4 39 1.6 21.6 1164 4 5 11
2 yrs WAS 22 2 33 422 12.8 2 34 1.5 19.2 422 2 2 4
1 yr JAX 7 2 5 76 15.2 2 35 0.7 10.9 76 2 0 1
1 yr NYJ 3 0 5 76 15.2 0 23 1.7 25.3 76 0 0 1
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Larry Parker:

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb
2000 24 KAN 80 16 0 3 41 13.7 0 27 0.2 2.6 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.4 0.1 34 0 1
2001 25 KAN 80 12 4 15 199 13.3 2 44 1.3 16.6 3 6 0 7 2.0 0.5 0.3 205 2 0
Career 38 4 18 240 13.3 2 44 0.5 6.3 4 -1 0 7 -0.3 0.0 0.1 239 2 2
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Sylvester Morris:

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2000 23 KAN WR 84 15 14 48 678 14.1 3 47 3.2 45.2 678 3 3 6
Career 15 14 48 678 14.1 3 47 3.2 45.2 678 3 3 6
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Dante Hall:

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb
2001 23 KAN PR/KR 20 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 10 0 6 5.0 0.8 0.2 10 0 2
2002* 24 KAN PR/KR 82 16 0 20 322 16.1 3 75 1.3 20.1 11 54 0 21 4.9 3.4 0.7 376 3 3
2003*+ 25 KAN PR/KR 82 16 2 40 423 10.6 1 67 2.5 26.4 16 73 0 16 4.6 4.6 1.0 496 1 3
2004 26 KAN PR/KR/wr 82 16 6 25 230 9.2 0 22 1.6 14.4 8 56 0 17 7.0 3.5 0.5 286 0 1
2005 27 KAN PR/KR 82 16 2 34 436 12.8 3 52 2.1 27.3 7 11 0 7 1.6 0.7 0.4 447 3 5
2006 28 KAN PR/KR 82 15 0 26 204 7.8 2 19 1.7 13.6 3 11 0 9 3.7 0.7 0.2 215 2 2
2007 29 STL PR/KR 82 7 1 5 27 5.4 0 12 0.7 3.9 3 18 0 9 6.0 2.6 0.4 45 0 2
2008 30 STL KR 82 8 0 12 105 8.8 0 20 1.5 13.1 4 9 0 10 2.3 1.1 0.5 114 0 0
Career 112 11 162 1747 10.8 9 75 1.4 15.6 54 242 0 21 4.5 2.2 0.5 1989 9 19
7 yrs KAN 97 10 145 1615 11.1 9 75 1.5 16.6 47 215 0 21 4.6 2.2 0.5 1830 9 17
2 yrs STL 15 1 17 132 7.8 0 20 1.1 8.8 7 27 0 10 3.9 1.8 0.5 159 0 2
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Snoop Minnis:

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2001 24 KAN WR 81 13 11 33 511 15.5 1 56 2.5 39.3 511 1 0 5
2002 25 KAN 81 2 0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.5 2.0 4 0 0 0
Career 15 11 34 515 15.1 1 56 2.3 34.3 515 1 0 5
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Marc Boerigter:

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2002 24 KAN 85 16 2 20 420 21.0 8 99 1.3 26.3 420 8 0 5
2003 25 KAN 85 15 0 11 158 14.4 0 30 0.7 10.5 158 0 0 2
2005 27 KAN 85 10 0 8 119 14.9 0 38 0.8 11.9 119 0 0 1
Career 41 2 39 697 17.9 8 99 1.0 17.0 697 8 0 8
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Generated 8/2/2011.

LaShaun Ward:

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd AV
2003 23 KAN 84 1 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11 0
Career 1 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11 0
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Richard Smith:

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS AV
2004 24 KAN 17 4 0 0
Career 4 0 0
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Samie Parker:

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2004 23 KAN 18 4 0 9 137 15.2 1 48 2.3 34.3 137 1 0 1
2005 24 KAN WR 18 12 9 36 533 14.8 3 49 3.0 44.4 533 3 2 5
2006 25 KAN WR 18 16 15 41 561 13.7 1 43 2.6 35.1 3 7 0 5 2.3 0.4 0.2 568 1 0 6
2007 26 KAN wr 18 15 7 24 298 12.4 2 24 1.6 19.9 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 300 2 1 2
Career 47 31 110 1529 13.9 7 49 2.3 32.5 4 9 0 5 2.3 0.2 0.1 1538 7 3 14
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Chris Horn:

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2004 27 KAN 81 14 0 15 178 11.9 1 30 1.1 12.7 1 12 0 12 12.0 0.9 0.1 190 1 0 2
2005 28 KAN 81 14 3 18 187 10.4 0 50 1.3 13.4 187 0 0 2
Career 28 3 33 365 11.1 1 50 1.2 13.0 1 12 0 12 12.0 0.4 0.0 377 1 0 4
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Jeff Webb:

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2006 24 KAN 80 10 0 3 23 7.7 0 11 0.3 2.3 23 0 0 0
2007 25 KAN 80 16 2 28 313 11.2 1 32 1.8 19.6 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 318 1 2 2
2008 26 KAN 80 5 1 5 46 9.2 0 15 1.0 9.2 46 0 0 0
Career 31 3 36 382 10.6 1 32 1.2 12.3 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.2 0.0 387 1 2 2
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Bobby Sippio:

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd AV
2007 27 KAN 83 9 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6 0
Career 9 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6 0
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Dwayne Bowe (Hey! He's really good):

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2007 23 KAN WR 82 16 15 70 995 14.2 5 58 4.4 62.2 995 5 0 6
2008 24 KAN WR 82 16 16 86 1022 11.9 7 36 5.4 63.9 1022 7 0 9
2009 25 KAN WR 82 11 9 47 589 12.5 4 41 4.3 53.5 589 4 1 4
2010* 26 KAN WR 82 16 16 72 1162 16.1 15 75 4.5 72.6 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 1166 15 1 12
Career 59 56 275 3768 13.7 31 75 4.7 63.9 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.1 0.0 3772 31 2 31
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Kevin Robinson:

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd AV
2008 24 KAN PR 14 8 0 11 94 0 32 8.5 19 420 0 36 22.1 514 0
Career 8 0 11 94 0 32 8.5 19 420 0 36 22.1 514 0
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Generated 8/2/2011.

Will Franklin:

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2008 23 KAN 85 13 1 7 83 11.9 0 42 0.5 6.4 83 0 0 1
Career 13 1 7 83 11.9 0 42 0.5 6.4 83 0 0 1
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Generated 8/2/2011.

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