Do the Jets “Need” to Trade Up for Melvin Ingram?

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Ingram comes in at 6’1″ 264 pounds, Coples at 6’6″ 284 pounds. Coples’ arm lenth is 33 1/4 inches, while Ingram’s are only 31 1/2 inches, so Coples wins the battle of size and reach. (Per nfl.com combine results)

Whether its due to power, or refined technique, both are adept at rushing the passer, which is a gaping hole that the Jets have had for many years.

Over their last 2 college seasons, they were virtually equal in sacks, Ingram with 19, Coples with 17.5. Ingram may be a bit more active in pass coverage, as he was able to add 2 INTs to his stats.

Take a look at some highlights of these two talented individuals:

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Topics: 2012 Nfl Draft, Alan Schechter, Edge Pass Rusher, Jake Steinberg, Melvin Ingram, NY Jets, Ny Jets Draft, Pass Rusher, Quinton Coples, Thejetsblog, UNC, University Of North Carolina, University Of South Carolina

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