The Jets have their first-round draft pick in the fold.
Quinton Coples, taken 16th overall by the Jets last month, has signed his rookie contract, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. It’s the standard first-round deal, a four-year contract with a fifth-year option.
A defensive lineman out of North Carolina, Coples has been talked up as a tremendous athletic talent by the Jets’ brass. Now his contract is done, and he can put all his focus on learning the defense — which he says he’s already done.
The Jets have two rookies who remain unsigned, third-round pick Demario Davis and seventh-round pick Jordan White.