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Rivera: We Would Have Drafted Coples To Play Dt If Kuechly Wasn't There

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On WFNZ, Rivera just said we would have drafted Coples to play DT if Kuechly wasn't there.

I can see this, think Chris Canty.

When Rivera went down the list of DT's, he mentioned Cox last. Not sure if this was the order in which they had them rated, but it certainly sounded like it.

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dt u say

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dt u say

Yup, Rivera said we would have used him as a 3-tech.

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Thank God Kuechly was there. Whew.

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Hmm. DT?

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but...

"Ron Rivera and I talk about this all the time and we look at each other and say 'Are we missing something?' because you hear from the national media, from everywhere, that we need a defensive tackle. The two of us feel really good about the players we have at defensive tackle. You mention Ron Edwards, you mention the two 3rd round picks Fua and McClain. I think the guy that we are really excited about that doesn't really get much recognition is Frank Kearse. He's a 6'5 330 lbs DT that was a rookie last year that we got off of Miami's practice squad. He went to Alabama A&M and he has the ability to play a role for us inside. Then we have Andre Neblett who has done nothing but make plays for us for two years after we got him as a rookie FA from Temple. We don't have the big names, but we feel like we've got a pretty good selection of guys that may bring different skill sets that will make our DT position pretty goo

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I hope coples does well but... i would have been pissed if we picked him up regardless of what position he would play

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You guys should listen to me more often. :D :D :D :D

This is pretty much what I was saying leading up to the draft when I narrowed down our list to Keuchly or Coples. Granted I went with Coples because of his versatility on the D-line as my prediction but I had Keuchly and Coples as 1A and 1B and pretty much flipped a coin for my prediction.

*pats self on back*

*self high five*

*internet genius*

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It's BPA philosophy, guess they felt Coples (DT) was the BPA after Kuechly.

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wow, but i do agree with Marty on Kearse.very underrated.

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LK is/was the safer of the two picks who are clearly the top defensive players in the draft not named Morris Claiborne. Cope's plus was his upside and LK's was his solid and steady game tape.

We may not have gotten the "better" player in the end but I think we would have taken a much bigger gamble to get him.

time will tell. I'm happy regardless.

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