EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — With the red carpet being rolled out at Radio City Music Hall for the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the New York Jets opened their home for fans to get a hands-on experience to go with viewing all the action from one of the stadium’s four jumbo-trons.
The field was open for interaction filled with NFL Combine drills, moon bounces, tours of the home team’s locker room and meet-and-greets with the Flight Crew cheerleaders as well as Jets players Marcus Dixon and Chaz Schilens. Speculation was swirling around the stadium as to who the Jets were going to select with the sixteenth overall pick and many fans weighed their two cents on just who the Jets should draft.
When the Jets were on the clock the fans patience grew thin with anticipation as the began chanting “We Want Melvin!” — a reference to the South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram. But it was North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples, and not Ingram, that the Jets selected at sixteen.
For the immediate fan’s reaction to the Coples pick check out the video above!
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