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Jets grab Quinton Coples with 16th pick

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Rex Ryan has a new pass rusher.

With the 16th pick of the first round, the Jets selected defensive end Quinton Coples of North Carolina. As with almost every other Jets first round pick in history, the annoucnement was met with a mixture of groans and boos from the fans who came out for the draft.

The Jets found themselves with an abundance of pass rushing options available thanks to the way the first 15 picks played out. They could have chosen one of several options that they were thought to be interested with over the last few months. South Carolina’s Melvin Ingram, the choice of the Jets fans at Radio City, and Syracuse’s Chandler Jones were both mentioned as possibilities, but they ultimately went for Coples.

It’s not a pick without risks. Coples’ talent is praised to the moon, but there have been a lot of questions about his motor and productivity at North Carolina last season. He was still a strong pass rusher, however, and that’s something the Jets defense desperately needs.

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18 Responses to “Jets grab Quinton Coples with 16th pick”
  1. dondada10 says: Apr 26, 2012 9:43 PM

    Coples is a beast. With the right coaching, he can be an all-pro with his talent.

  2. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 26, 2012 9:44 PM

    Ingram was the guy. Jets screw everything thing up. What a joke.

  3. kxlllxst says: Apr 26, 2012 9:44 PM

    Is Vernon Gholston the only player in NFL history to be drafted twice?

  4. wadecounty93 says: Apr 26, 2012 9:45 PM

    Jets suck!

  5. hermanbates says: Apr 26, 2012 9:49 PM

    Love it!

  6. clbrett06 says: Apr 26, 2012 9:52 PM

    Clock barely still ticking and the Jets select a questionable player out of the ACC. Front office clearly didn’t know what to do.

  7. amateurdwarftosser says: Apr 26, 2012 9:53 PM

    This guy reminds me of Vernon Gholston. Sorry.

  8. frank booth says: Apr 26, 2012 9:53 PM

    Coples needs to sign a contract quickly, so he can buy a razor so his mom can shave her pits.

  9. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Apr 26, 2012 9:55 PM

    when butch davis got canned, coples pretty much stated he was “a butch davis guy” and that he would be “a first round draft pick.” then he mailed it in this past season, like most unc players and unc fans (myself included).

    having said that, this dude is probably a perfect fit for the jets and rex ryan. their d will fire the kid up without a doubt. for many teams coples would be a bad pick, but for the jets he may be the best lineman of this draft.

  10. skon300 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:00 PM

    Would have liked Ingram instead

  11. egonpeon says: Apr 26, 2012 10:01 PM

    Great pick in my mind. This guy is a beast of a man and hopefully can clog the run and rush the QB.

  12. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:13 PM

    Rex said he has nice feet

  13. TeamBalco says: Apr 26, 2012 10:15 PM

    Lucky!

  14. dontcallmefrancis says: Apr 26, 2012 11:15 PM

    Whats going on overthere in Florham park can’t they get anything right. With all the talent that fell to them this brain trust picks a guy with no moter. As a jets fan, we have been assaulted with bad choice after bad choice it like getting on a plane you know is gonna crash. what a wasted pick.

  15. jonkybon says: Apr 27, 2012 12:06 AM

    Frances, since when are you a Jet fan? For years you were a Jet Troll and a Patsy fan on AOL.
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    For those that claim Coples has no motor, they VERY OBVIOUSLY have never seen him or looked at the fact he played for three different coaches in his four years. Every one of them brought a different scheme to UNC and he had different roles in each. Can’t wait to see him do to Brady what Mo Lewis did to Bledsoe.

  16. ajpurp says: Apr 27, 2012 12:18 AM

    Ha the team with character, commitment and discipline concerns draft a guy who takes more plays off than on. How fitting. Ha leave it to the jets to draft the only other Vernon gholston in this years draft.

  17. jetfanfolife says: Apr 27, 2012 4:35 AM

    Welcome to NY & congratulations, you’re a Jet!, As far as I am concerned you fit the defensive scheme perfectly…

    Now go get a goddamn snack!

  18. patsfiend says: Apr 27, 2012 1:05 PM

    I think Coples is going to be good, but who knows. AFC East is looking pretty defense-oriented this offseason. Once the Jets made this pick, it seems the flood gates opened on defensive lineman. As a Pats fan, I was getting pretty pissed about that.

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