Seattle Seahawks: Stealing one player from every NFC South foe

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Atlanta Falcons: WR Julio Jones

Despite being 31 years old, Julio Jones is still the best wide receiver in the NFL. That may not be the case for too much longer, but 2019 again proved just how dominant the physically imposing pass-catcher can be when given the opportunity.

He catches just about everything thrown his way and is rarely kept from doing so despite defenders’ best efforts to keep him in check. He breaks off big gains with ease, out-works cornerbacks for contested passes and creates huge chunks of yards after the catch. Even at this point in his career, there isn’t anything Jones can’t do.

Now wide receiver isn’t a huge need for the Seahawks. And yet, how can you pass on the opportunity to bring someone like Jones into the mix? Seattle needs to give Russell Wilson the tools to unleash his elite talent, and providing him with a combination of Jones, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf would be an enormous step in the right direction.

With Jones in town, the Seahawks would easily boast the league’s top receiving trio. Even if any of their numerous tight ends failed to step up in 2020, Seattle wouldn’t be devoid of players to throw to.

There were other options to consider here, but the dominance Jones could bring to the Seattle offense was too tempting to pass on.