I've seen plenty of people hyping Julio. Some said last year about a month into the season that Julio was the main reason why we were 2-2 instead of 0-4, which was the biggest crock ever. Julio did next to nothing vs. the Eagles, in fact you could argue he hurt the team much more than he helped us, and the fact is saying he helped when that game is doing a huge disservice to the play of Michael Turner and Tony Gonzalez, and the defense making some opportunistic turnovers, which did help us when that game.
but if you want to put a what it will take to make
the Julio trade worth it; I'd guess Matt Ryan's improvement on being accurate on some longer throws to Julio;
Like I've said a thousand times before, that is not enough to make the trade worth it. The Falcons could have used a 5th round pick (Denarius Moore) to help Matt Ryan improve his accuracy on a deep ball. Going back to the analogy about grocery shopping I've used in the past to explain the Jones trade and why it is out of whack, your statement above is basically $10.00 worth of value. But you've just spend $30.00 to make it happen, and you're saying as long as we get $10 back, we're OK. And I say no, that is ludicrous because you're $20 in the red.
If all you wanted was a good deep threat, you didn't need to spend two 1sts, a 2nd, and two 4ths to get one. You could have just used a 5th to get that type of player.
What we gave up for Jones was almost the same exact price the Bears gave up for Jay Cutler, a player that they envisioned as a Franchise QB, a player they envisioned would be the huge piece that would take them from an also-ran team to a Super Bowl champion. Many I suspect would argue that is fair compensation for that type of player. And unless Julio Jones has a comparable impact for this team, then he's not going to be worth it.
And the reason I'm pessimistic to the whole thing is because I don't believe this current coaching staff ever envisioned him or planned on him becoming that caliber of player. I think all they ever really wanted out of him was just a better version of Michael Jenkins, i.e. the player that most of us all wanted Jenks to be over the past 7 years. I think that's pretty much what Julio Jones was last year. And I think because of that, this coaching staff won't really push for much more from him. And in my eyes, without that push, he'll never live up to what we gave up for him.