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quinton coples as a DT????


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#1 rayzor

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:32 AM

i've heard this mentioned and while he plays DE this year, he played DT last year and did well.

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.
http://www.cbssports...682485/32152338

thoughts?

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?

#2 Frash Brastard

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:56 AM

no

every DT needs to be at minimum 859 pounds per person to be at all effective

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:15 AM

Hmm... interesting. If the coaches don't have much faith in what they picked for 2011 and/or are absolutely blown away by Coples this could happen =D

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:43 AM

i said and seen that he could do it. this guy is a DL can play any position on the line. plus he can play in a 3-4 and 4-3, i like the Dockett comparison rayzor.i sure wouldnt mind drafting him because he is one of the best d players.

Edited by DaCityKats, 22 December 2011 - 08:48 AM.


#5 Panthro

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:46 AM

another failed unc lineman. no thanks.

id rather zbrown in the 20's than this guy sniffing around the top ten

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:48 AM

how did he fail?

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:54 AM

I'd take him in the 2nd round. He's pretty versatile and could be a beast on the inside

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:58 AM

how did he fail?


He's a UNC DLineman. He might as well be a Penn State Running Back or a USC WR.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:25 AM

He's a UNC DLineman. He might as well be a Penn State Running Back or a USC WR.


bias maybe?

#10 rayzor

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:25 AM

i think having him on the inside with mcclain and CJ and hardy/applewhite/keiser on the outside plus having a pass rusher like irvin lining up at the Will could make for one of the best pass rushes in the league.

only thing is, the run D would still be a question mark.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:32 AM

bias maybe?


If history is biased then so be it

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:06 PM

If history is biased then so be it


thats every school. you act as tho there has never been a successful DL from unc.production is there plus size.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:10 PM

Is it?

My bias is towards schools who have a tendency to produce busts at certain positions. Peppers has been the exception not the rule.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:41 PM

so Lawrence Taylor must be an exception as well.he rushed the passer pretty effective. Kentwan, Ryan, nor Hilee did not produce like him in college so you have no point.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:46 PM

So we are talking LB's now? I said I wanted Z Brown in the 20's


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