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Can Florida cornerbacks handle Jones?

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

ATLANTA -- One of the matchups to watch early is Alabama receiver Julio Jones against the Florida cornerbacks.

Can Janoris Jenkins and Joe Haden handle the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Jones one-on-one? Few cornerbacks have been up to the challenge this season, and it's a pretty good bet that Florida is going to devote as many defenders as possible to stopping Alabama's running game.

That leaves Jenkins or Haden out there alone on Jones, who's so strong and hardly ever goes down on the first tackle.

Alabama will move Jones around, and the Crimson Tide have been good all season at getting him isolated in favorable matchups.

Neither Jenkins (5-foot-10, 185) nor Haden (5-foot-11, 185) are very big, so look for Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson to challenge them when they're in tight coverage by throwing the ball up and letting Jones go get it.

Jones averages 15.7 yards per catch, and Alabama won't hesitate to go to him on key downs.