Originally Posted by cant wait
I actually remember hearing the interview with coples on sirius NFL right before the draft where he said that rex had told him that the jets would take him at #16, but it was reported somewhere like a month ago that he wanted to draft jones but was overruled. either way the jury is still out on coples... I think he's progressing okay for a guy coming to a system and being asked to play 5-technique. I think rex ryan knows a little bit about D-Lineman, so wouldn't you want his input when it comes to those players?
Rex wanted Coples and personally worked him out. The jets scouts liked jones more but Rex felt he was too light and wouldn't hold up vs the run. Coples had a bigger body and he felt he would fit his D better.
It was also reported that bradway loved Russell Wilson but I'm not sure if or where he was on our draft board. Rex also personally picked Connor who is now out the NFL. The point is Rex is terrible at evaluating talent, you combine that with Tanny who sucks too, and there is the problem.
Rex also handpicked Tony Morono so his ability to put together a coaching staff is up for debate too.