Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) after catching a ball during open practice Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Photo: Branden Camp/For the AJC
Photo: Branden Camp/For the AJC

Julio Jones among 20 NFL players with 1 million followers

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is among just 20 NFL players with over 1 million followers on Instagram, according to a study done by Online Gambling in Canada. 

According to the study, Falcons players average the third-most followers in the NFC South, falling behind the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The top five Falcons players are Julio Jones (1 million followers), Matt Ryan (345,000), Devonta Freeman (250,000), Mohamed Sanu Sr. (240,000), and rookie Calvin Ridley (191,000). 

The study is posted on the website

Here is the list of 20 NFL stars with at least 1 million followers:

1. Odell Beckham Jr., 10.5 million 

2. Cam Newton, 4 million

3. Tom Brady, 4 million

4. Russell Wilson, 3.3 million

5. J.J. Watt, 3.1 million 

6. Rob Gronkowski, 2.6 million

7. Ezekiel Elliott, 2.5 million 

8. Antonio Brown, 2.4 million

9. Richard Sherman, 2.1 million

10. Julian Edelman, 1.7 million

11. Marshawn Lynch, 1.7 million

12. Dak Prescott, 1.6 million

13. Le’Veon Bell, 1.6 million

14. Jarvis Landry, 1.3 million

15. Von Miller, 1.3 million

16. DeSean Jackson, 1.1 million

17. JuJu Smith-Schuster, 1.1 million

18. Tyrann Mathieu, 1.1 million

19. Earl Thomas, 1 million

20. Julio Jones, 1 million

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