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VIDEO: Remembering When Julio Jones Made One of the Greatest Catches in NFL History Over Luke Kuechly

David Kaestle
Julio Jones makes an incredible catch in double coverage.
Julio Jones makes an incredible catch in double coverage. / YouTube: NFL
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In terms of top wide receivers in the NFL, Julio Jones is just about as physically gifted as they come. With a 6-foot-3-inch, 220-pound frame and some of the best hands in the league, there doesn't seem to be a catch that Jones can't make.

That's why even when Jones seems smothered by double coverage, Matt Ryan is comfortable throwing it up and trusting Jones will be the one that comes down with it.

While Jones has seemingly done this countless times throughout his career, this one against the Panthers was especially impressive considering he was going up in double coverage against a cornerback and Luke Kuechly, one of the best defensive players in the league.

While the cornerback stumbled at the last minute, it seemed like this was Kuechly's ball to lose. It was slightly under thrown, but that didn't matter for Jones. He went up, and with his long, outstretched arms, snatched the ball out of the air right over Kuechly's head.

Once he made the catch is was a cake walk into the end zone for another impressive Ryan-Jones connection.


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