With the 16th pick in the NFL draft the New York Jets took Quinton Coples out of North Carolina. The 6-6 280 lb defensive end has been praised for his overall athletic ability, but was also criticized for selfish attitude, and lack of consistency on the field. Coples has been known to take plays off during games, and not going full speed for the full 60 minutes. Taking plays off will not be tolerated by the Jets, and sometimes could lead to injury on the field.
Overall this was a good pick for the Jets. They got a big defensive end who knows how to play in the 3-4 and 4-3 defenses, and he can get to the quarterback. Coples tallied 17.5 sacks in his last two seasons. He can also play on the interior line like the Giants do with Justin Tuck. Coples will have an immediate impact and will help the Jets forget about their dreadful pick in 2008, Vernon Gholston.
Anyone know what Gholston is up to these days?