GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 08: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons and Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers talk after the Packers defeated the Falcons 43 to 37 at Lambeau Field on December 8, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

This NFL player has potential to be the "greatest to ever play the game," says former teammate

He's certainly skilled. But one of the greatest ever overall? That might be a stretch -- for now.

Atlanta Falcons wideout Julio Jones is one of the most talented players in the NFL today.

Often hampered by injuries, when healthy, Jones has been a dominant receiver, making plays as a possession receiver and a downfield threat.

So when discussing his former team with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one-time Falcon Harry Douglas couldn't help himself but to gush over Jones:

"He does everything in his power to be successful and help his team in any way possible. That's not just catching balls. That's blocking, putting in time at the complex and in the weight room. Being able to play with him for all those years I did, I know his work ethic. I know he's an unbelievable player. Like I said, he has a chance to be the greatest player to ever play this game."

It's sometimes hard to qualify how good a receiver is since they typically need other functions of the offense to work to get them the ball (solid protection, a quarterback with a decent arm and good instincts). But that's not to deny Jones' greatness — he's a fantastic football player and easily a top-five wide receiver.

His do-it-all nature Douglas mentioned helps his case, but he's got a ways to go if he hopes to eclipse some of the league's all-time greats at his position.