FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Quinton Coples says the New York Jets got "a great value" by selecting him 16th overall in the NFL draft, and opponents "should be worried" about him and the rest of the team's defensive line.
Coples, introduced at the team's facility Friday, was selected by the Jets on Thursday night to boost their pass rush after a standout career at North Carolina. Coach Rex Ryan says the Jets plan to use him as a defensive end in his 3-4 base defense.
Coples says he always plays "with a chip on my shoulder" and is ready to prove the doubters who question his drive and work ethic wrong. He adds that with him, Muhammad Wilkerson and Sione Pouha manning the line, the Jets "can be the No. 1 defense."