The Jets Choose Quinton Coples in the First Round of the NFL Draft

Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces defensive end Quinton Coples (North Carolina) as the 16th overall pick by the New York Jets in the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

With the 16th pick in the draft, the Jets have selected Quinton Coples, DE from UNC.

The Jets needed a pass rusher, and they got one with Coples. Rex Ryan personally worked Coples out at his pro day, both at DE and OLB. We had him going to the Jets in one of our mock drafts.

Rex said tonight that Coples will play DE, and work primarily from the left side.

Good choice by the Jets.

Topics: 2012 Nfl Draft, Alan Schechter, Defensive End, NY Jets, Ny Jets Draft, Quinton Coples, UNC

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