The NFL Draft creates stellar comparisons every year. We watched as teams debated over whether to take Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf, and we know how that turned out. This year, it was Andrew Luck vs. Robert Griffin III, and they won’t be able to exist in the NFL’s world without being compared to one another. That’s the reality. Teams make their choices, think they got the right guy, then see how it all plays out. But Luck-RGIII won’t be the only players battling to prove their team got it right in 2012. Two other high-profile players at the same position will forever be stacked up. Pass-rushers Bruce Irvin and Quinton Coples. You remember these two — The Seahawks grabbed […]
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With the 16th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Jets selected North Carolina DE Quinton Coples, and the reaction was mixed from some 3,500 Jets fans on hand at MetLife Stadium. While some cheered, others booed, with hopes of Melvin Ingram heading to New York shattered. It’s been chaos and excitement surrounding the draft, for all but one, who says his focus is elsewhere.
North Carolina’s pro day was held on March 20, outdoors on field turf, in front of representatives for 27 NFL teams.
North Carolina’s Quinton Coples is considered by some to have the most to gain here at the NFL Scouting Combine, but the Tar Heels’ defensive lineman isn’t concerned about people who knock him for a lack of consistency or an overall drop in play in 2011.
With the sophisticated passing games currently dominating the NFL, pass rushing is more critical than ever.
Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 2012 Senior Bowl, Brandon Weeden, Cam Johnson, Cordy Glenn, Courtney Upshaw, Janoris Jenkins, Joe Adams, Juron Criner, Melvin Ingram, Mike Adams, Mike Mayock, Quinton Coples
Here’s a list of players who made good first impressions with me after watching them practice up close all week at the Senior Bowl.
Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 | Mike Mayock Tags: 2012 Senior Bowl, Cordy Glenn, Courtney Upshaw, Dwight Bentley, James Brown, Janoris Jenkins, Kellen Moo, Melvin Ingram, Quinton Coples, Russell Wilson
The first day of padded practices for the Senior Bowl took place Tuesday, providing the first real look at some of the top prospects who will play in Saturday’s showcase game. Here are five observations coming out of the two practice sessions between the North and South teams.