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Irvin, Coples run well at Combine

Q. Coplespoint AP

Every year, the defensive linemen seem to get bigger and faster at the Combine.  The start to Monday’s early workout was no exception.

West Virginia linebacker/defensive end Bruce Irvin ran an unofficial 4.43 forty at 245 pounds, although his long speed was not a surprise.  He could be a situational pass rusher.

Perhaps more impressive: Clemson’s Andre Branch ran a 4.62 with a 1.56 ten-yard split. At defensive end, the early split is a better sign of the player’s explosiveness.  Branch could be a late first or second round pick.

The big names at the position did not disappoint. South Carolina’s Melvin Ingram ran a 4.66 and North Carolina’s Quinton Coples ran a 4.72 at 284 pounds. That’s ridiculous. Coples also ranked in the top-five defensive linemen among his in his ten-yard split.

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4 Responses to “Irvin, Coples run well at Combine”
  1. realnflmaster says: Feb 27, 2012 9:55 AM

    What does this have to do with the JETS?

  2. h3min1230 says: Feb 27, 2012 9:58 AM

    I could see the Pats using one of their 1st rounders on Irvin. Makes a lot of sense.

  3. ningenito78 says: Feb 27, 2012 10:00 AM

    Coples will end up being the next Vernon Gholston.

  4. oklahomaseahawk says: Feb 27, 2012 10:15 AM

    No pressure Zach Brown lol!!!

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