Originally Posted by crasherino
I think Coples is a natural 4-3 DE. He's ill suited for a 3-4, IMO. Either way, a Rex-led defense will be a hybrid.
His best results in college were when he played 4-3 DT, not end. And he has shown the same skills at the NFL level where he has excelled on the inside. He isn't an edge player, and I don't see him developing into one. He's more of an inside power-rush guy, and not dynamic enough for the edge. Like the previous poster mentioned, both Wilk and Coples are perfect 3-4 DE/DT players.
The Jets front 5 is one dynamic edge rusher away from being beastly. Hopefully we can find that player at #9 this year.