Quinton Coples   #98 OLB

Height: 6-6   Weight: 290   Age: 24

Born: 6/22/1990 Kinston , NC

College: North Carolina

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Kinston HS [NC]; Hargrave Military Academy [Chatham, VA]

TCKL

22

SCK

3.0

FF

1

INT

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Combine 2012

Combine
Stats:

  • 3 Cone Drill7.57 secs
  • Broad Jump109.0 inches
  • Bench Press25.0 reps
  • 40 Yard Dash4.78 Secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.78 secs
  • Vertical Jump31.5 inches

Strengths

Coples has a blend of speed and power on a massive frame that combine to make an uncommon prospect for the defensive line. Coples has the ability to trigger off the line of scrimmage and use strong hands and overall girth to rush the passer. While he doesn't have an array of pass-rush moves to beat NFL left tackles, his pure power allows him to be disruptive and productive at the position. Quinton plays the run very well for a tall, athletic pass rusher, and has been productive defending the run both inside and out. He is strong and has body control through double teams that allows him to stay up and continue to make plays towards the ball. His footwork is slightly above average for his size, but he overcomes this through a natural ability and understanding how to leverage the point to overcome a would-be blocker. This will make him attractive to teams who run a 3-4 scheme, where they can mesh Coples on the line to both rush the passer and be a stout run defender. He has undisputed first-round athletic ability for his size, which is the lifeline of his game.

Weaknesses

Coples' motor has been the single question mark throughout his collegiate career. While Coples is known to possess strength and quickness that should beat most offensive linemen in the ACC, at times he can disappear from the action. While he is a great interior player, Coples doesn't see much action outside the box and his lateral movement can be an Achilles heel for him when running down plays. There are also question marks surrounding his ability to use his hands, and his ability to ignite his feet and hips to make quick-twitch plays. He can seem as if he's moving in slow motion at times.

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