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Draft Reaction: New York Jets select DE Quenton Coples

One of my favorite matches in the early part of this draft is Quenton Coples to the New York Jets.  Coples has zero experience playing a five technique in college.  And fortuantely for him, it will remain that way.  Because Rex Ryan is certain to use his new toy creatively, and not try to pigeonhole him as a scheme player.  Coples, like waiver pickup Aaron Maybin, left a lot to be desired from his draft profile.  Despite that, he was my 11th ranked player.

The Jets got a top defensive player here.  They could have easily taken Melvin Ingram and used him in a role identical to how they’ll use Coples.  But given the burden of choice, Coples was the best possible pick.

The onus on Ryan and Mike Pettine to get the best out of Quenton Coples.  If they can do that, there’s more here in size and strength than there was in Melvin Ingram or Chandler Jones.

New York Jets Process Points: 5

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