Jets draft Quinton Coples in Round 1

Updated: April 27, 2012, 9:54 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan told Quinton Coples last week that he would be the New York Jets' selection if he lasted until the 16th pick in the draft.

The coach was a man of his word.

With several big-name pass-rushers still on the board, the Jets chose Coples on Thursday night and immediately announced their plans to make him a left defensive end.

Coples is regarded by many scouts as a risky pick because of a sub-par senior year. That, undoubtedly, ...

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