Thursday, April 26, 2012
Jets pick Coples over Ingram
By James Walker
MIAMI -- The New York Jets pulled off a mild surprise at No. 16. They had their choice of two pass-rushers, and picked Quinton Coples over Melvin Ingram.
Coples has a world of talent, but doesn’t have a high motor. He has top-10 ability, and the Jets and head coach Rex Ryan feel they can get the most out of him.
I thought Ingram was a better pick and a better fit for New York’s 3-4 scheme. Ingram was a safer pick, but doesn’t have the physical abilities Coples have. The Jets went for the player with more natural ability.
The Jets still have several needs at safety, wide receiver and right tackle that could be addressed later in the draft.