[QUOTE=cant wait;4475108]I think wilkerson is more reminiscent of shaun ellis, I think coples if lives up to his potential could be a julius peppers/JPP type of pass rusher[/QUOTE]
Good point. Wilkerson has the potential to be even stronger than Ellis and is already a significantly bigger man. Both these titans can bat down a fair number of passes at the line of scrimmage. If Coples could equal Peppers or JPP that would be fantastic.
Ellis was an [B]11 year player for us.[/B] One of the best 1st round picks the organization has ever made. Was able to play well in both the 4-3 and 3-4 schemes. He did whatever the coaches asked of him.
Can Coples be better? Yes. He has the potential.
Will he be? That is entirely up to him. But setting the bar for him to be an 11 year player is pretty high expectations.
BTW, I agree with those of you who think Wilk is more like Ellis than Coples.
This thread is premature given the fact that Coples has played ZERO downs in the NFL. It is equivalent to saying that you hope you are going to have a big d1ck when you grow up to be a man. Who doesn't want that?
Personally I hope that every single one of our draft picks AND our UDFAs turn into world beaters. I have that same aspiration every year.
Ellis is no longer with the Jets, therefore, by definition he is a piece of garbage and always was.
By contrast, Coples looks like the best defensive lineman to ever play the game. Pick a name,any name, even HOFers - he's better. Faster, stronger, quicker, smarter.
I understand the folks at Canton have already sent out feelers to discuss early induction. He's just that good.
I remember hearing the same nonsense about Gholston AND Sanchez. Can anyone actually perform other than Revis, Mangold and Brick? Really? Who?
Here's HOPING. That's alll it is. And to quote a great coach: "Potential. That means you haven't done sh*t yet".
[B]Pretty much my reaction. Ellis was a good long time Jet, went to the Pro Bowl a couple of times, and was a generally good player. That said, he was no difference maker[/B].
Presumably, we're all hoping Coples is a game changing beast.[/QUOTE]
Yep. Diehards will know the level of consistency that Ellis brought to the table, but to the more casual fan he will be remembered mostly for Miracle and the Meadowlands Part 2 and a couple of great games against the Pats.
Would be nice if a few years down the road the name Coples was synonymous with sacking the QB.