Quinton Coples #98 OLB
Height: 6-6 Weight: 290 Age: 23
Born: 6/22/1990 Kinston , NC
College: North Carolina
Experience: 2nd season
High School: Kinston HS [NC]; Hargrave Military Academy [Chatham, VA]
Selected By: New York Jets
Pick (Overall): 16 (16)
Coples was on the radars of NFL scouts long before the 2012 NFL Draft. Coples possesses a rare combination of size, speed, athletic ability and versatility, having played numerous roles across the defensive line. Some have questioned his consistency, but Coples still has been able to produce at a high level. He has, at times, seemed to be on cruise control, teams won't be able to ignore his natural ability and the physical presence he would bring to any defense. He can play defensive end in either a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme, and should be selected early in the first round.
Published: April 26, 2012 at 09:48 p.m.
The New York Jets select North Carolina DE Quinton Coples with the 16th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Published: March 22, 2012 at 12:31 p.m.
Watch UNC DL Quinton Coples work out at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.