New York Jets edge rusher Quinton Coples has an incredible amount of individual talent, and that was clear to see when he came into the 2012 NFL Draft and was subsequently the Jets first-round pick. Coples is just 23, has a terrific frame, and he has all the physical tools to be a top-notch pass rusher in this league. However, the UNC product recorded a meager 4.5 sacks last season after recording 5.5 as a rookie, and he seemed to take a step back as a pass rusher in his second year after showing more flashes of talent as a rookie.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York, Coples has actually “tested the patience of the coaches” ever since he first joined the Jets organization, because Coples has only given “inconsistent effort”. This report from Cimini comes after former Jets legend Joe ?Klecko gave Coples the old “looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane”.
It’s clear that Coples needs to put his best foot forward in 2014, and we’ll see if he can put together a breakout season in his third year. New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones has had more success to this point in his career, and it won’t exactly look good for Coples if Jones has a big breakout season in 2014 and Coples continues to disappoint. He has all the tools, and it’s time for him to show them off on a consistent basis by producing on the field.