Originally posted on DraftAce  |  Last updated 4/26/12

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets holds up a picture of rookie running back Shonn Greene as he speaks to the media during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

I really though the New York Jets would take Melvin Ingram there, but Quinton Coples is a decent choice.

Personally, I would not have taken Coples in the 1st round due to concerns about his work ethic and overall effort. However, I can see Rex Ryan being exactly the type of coach Coples will respond to. It’s a risky move, but it fits the Jets strategy in recent years. They’re not afraid to gamble on high upside guys, and Coples can be an elite defensive end if he wants to be.

The one thing I don’t like about the pick,  however, is the fact that he won’t solve their need for a pass rusher. He lacks the explosiveness to consistently get to the quarterback in the Jets defensive scheme. I like him much more as a 4-3 end, or even as a three-technique tackle.

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