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VIDEO: Remembering When Julio Jones Destroyed an Eagles Defender With a Huge Stiff Arm

By michael obermuller
Julio Jones takes care of safety Rodney McLeod with this stiff arm.
Julio Jones takes care of safety Rodney McLeod with this stiff arm. / NFL on NBC
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Julio Jones is one of the best wide receivers in the game, but it's not just because of his dynamic route-running and incredible hands, his strength is an important part of his skill set. That strength was on full display during this stiff arm of Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod.

This end-around run would not be much of a gain for the Atlanta Falcons without the whole combination of Jones' speed, length and force.

McLeod attempted to close off the edge, but Julio had different plans, pushing the veteran safety to the ground. The stiff-arm almost looks effortless by Jones, meanwhile, McLeod is coming at the wide receiver full force.

Next time McLeod should probably go for the legs, but don't expect that to be easy either. Anytime you're up against Julio Jones, it's going to be a battle all game long.


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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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