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AUDIO: Julio Jones On Atlanta Falcons Draft Pick, Trade, Roddy White And More

New Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones gave a pair of teleconference interviews to Wes Durham and Dave Archer and general Atlanta media Thursday night. He talked about how excited he is to get to take pressure off of Roddy White, getting to play in the Georgia Dome again, teammate Carson Tinker's unfortunate situation due to Wednesday's tornados and much more:


Jones promises he takes "a lot of pride" in his downfield blocking, assures us he'll be a hard worker and good teammate and says he doesn't take plays off. He also swears he didn't grow up a New Orleans Saints fan despite his hometown, so that's good too.

He seems to be aware of just how much of a risk the Falcons are taking in sending so many picks to Cleveland for him, despite only briefly meeting with the team before the trade.

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