Coples pick comes with questions

Character concerns didn't bother the Jets in what will be a boom or bust selection

Updated: April 27, 2012, 10:08 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Quinton Coples is a freakishly gifted defensive end whose play slipped last season because he was stuck in a tumultuous, scandal-plagued situation at North Carolina.

That's what the New York Jets believe. In their minds, they got a top-10 talent with the 16th pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

But there's another side to Coples, who appeared to be in cruise control as a senior. Stunningly, he all but announced that to his teammates before the season, according ...

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