he's got some decent size on him and he looks like he could pack on enough to get him near 300 lbs. i've seen him most places @ 285-290 right now.
he could fit the darnell dockett or jay ratliff mold of DT. easily could be at least a 3 tech.
i saw this on cbs sports...
Considering the rare blend of size, power and speed that Quenton Coples demonstrated in 2010 while at defensive tackle, many assumed that the North Carolina Tar Heel would be able to duplicate -- or even improve -- as a senior when allowed to move back outside to his more "natural" defensive end position.
So far, it hasn't happened and that fact is leading some NFL teams to switch their projection from defensive end back to defensive tackle.
"Look, I'm not saying he can't play outside," one high-ranking team official told me recently. "But he isn't a quick-twitch pass rusher and why would you invest that type of draft pick into a left defensive end? You wouldn't. Many 4-3 teams are going to eventually move him inside to defensive tackle. He can give you a pass rush there and is so big and strong, he'll be fine against the run."
Coples certainly is big and strong. Rated by some scouts as the elite senior talent in the entire country heading into this season, the 6-5, 278 pound All-ACC pick is viewed as a prospect who could get even bigger in the pros.
"He's got a long, lean, naturally powerful frame. He could add another 10-15 pounds without a significant loss in speed," said a scout representing another 4-3 team also speaking on the condition of anonymity.
mine...drafting him might not be so absurd an idea as i once thought if we can kick him inside and bulk him up a bit.
maybe him in the first and a WLB/OLB pass rusher like bruce irvin in the second?