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    Will Quinton Coples succeed?

    Quinton Coples (1st round, 16th Overall) defensive end of the New York Jets had a huge drop in his last season at North Carolina which made NFL coaches a bit skeptical about choosing him for their team. New York Jets analyst weighs in about Quinton Coples.

    Do you think Quinton Coples has what it takes?

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    Hes got some endurance concerns and for a lineman that can be a death sentence. Perhaps if he drops some weight he can improve but many believe hes going to go up since thats what the Jets will likely want

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    My guess is that they'll use him in a heavy rotation, mostly as a pass rush specialist in the 3-4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroncoooJohnson View Post
    My guess is that they'll use him in a heavy rotation, mostly as a pass rush specialist in the 3-4.
    Thats very likely and the best way to fix the deficiancy, but that tends to mean hes going to be a rotational backup which is rare for someone drafted as high as he was, heck he was drafted high for a rotational starter. If Crawford gained a few lbs held of been a better pick for them since hes got the endurance and he wasnt as high a draft pick

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    Looking at the Broncos Undrafted Free Agents

    Looking at the Broncos Undrafted Free Agents

    Earlier this week, the Denver Broncos signed 13 undrafted free agents to their roster. While maybe only one or two will make this yearís squad (an undrafted rookie has made the Broncos roster for eight straight seasons) itís worth taking a look at each player a little more in depth.

    The Broncos signed six players on offense, six players on defense, and one special teams player. Letís have a look.

    LB Steven Johnson (Kansas)

    Nothing has come easy for Johnson in his football career. He walked on at Kansas and worked his way into being the Big 12′s leading tackler and a team captain his senior year. The 6í1″, 239-pound outside linebacker ran a 4.71 at his Pro Day. May have some trouble getting off of offensive linemen who outweigh him by 50+ pounds.

    LB Jerry Franklin (Arkansas)

    Franklin is a good middle linebacker that can hold his own in coverage and provide good run support. He ran a 4.63 40-yard dash at his Pro Day and was named second-team All-SEC. Had 13 tackles for a loss last season.

    LB Elliot Coffey (Baylor)

    Coffey got all Big-12 honorable mention for his 2011 season at Baylor, and he was the Alamo Bowl Defensive MVP. He led the team with 114 tackles. Heís coming off of shoulder surgery and did not participate at the Combine or at Baylorís Pro Day.

    DE Jamie Blatnick (Oklahoma State)

    The 6í3″, 265-pound defensive end finished his career as a Cowboy with 118 tackles (24 for a loss), and 16 sacks. Blatnick ran a 4.90 40-yard dash at the combine and heís a strong guy to have on the line.

    S Duke Ihenacho (San Jose Sate)

    Ihenacho was a big hitting safety and made the all-WAC team as a sophomore. He missed the entire 2010 season with a broken foot, but he bounced back in 2011. He ended his career at San Jose State with 268 tackles (15 tackles for a loss), 7 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, and two defensive touchdowns.

    CB Coryell Judie (Texas A&M)

    The 5í11″, 190-pound corner had shoulder surgery after the 2010 season and played in seven games in 2011. Heís not a huge numbers guy finishing his career with just 79 tackles and 4 interceptions, but heís can be a contributor in the kick return game. He returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in 2010.

    OT Mike Remmers (Oregon State)

    He started his career as a walk-on at Oregon State, but he finished 6th in school history in number of starts (44). At 6í5″, 303 pounds, Remmer put up a good 40 time at his Pro Day running it in 5.14 seconds.

    G Austin Wuebbels (Missouri)

    Things really picked up for him in 2010 which was his first year as a starter for the Tigers. He earned All-Big 12 honors that season.

    G Wayne Tribue (Temple)

    This is a good guy on and off the field. On, he earned All-Mid American Conference honors in 2011. Off, he earned the Temple Teammates Community Service award.

    WR Gerell Robinson (Arizona State)

    Former ASU teammates Robinson and Brock Osweiler have been working out in Arizona together. During their time together, they connected on 77 receptions for 1,397 yards, and seven touchdowns. Robinson had 135 receptions and 12 TDs in 47 games at ASU. Having his former QB on the roster with him certainly helps his case.

    WR Eric Page (Toledo)

    The 5í9″, 185-pound receiver is a good guy for the slot, but if he makes the team, his primary duty will likely be returning kicks. He was the last undrafted rookie the team signed.

    TE Anthony Miller (California)

    Rough team to compete for a spot at tight end, but Miller had 64 receptions for 774 yards, and five touchdown catches with the Golden Bears.

    LS Aaron Brewer (San Diego State)

    Making an NFL team as an undrafted rookie long snapper is very difficult to do, but then again, long snappers have to be very cerebral. Lonie Paxton is getting up there in age so consider this the ultimate audition for Brewer. Perhaps a couple of years down the road, Brewer could be filling Paxtonís shoes.

    If nothing else, these 13 hungry guys will provide more competition for the rest of the Broncos roster. Any veteran or recently draft player could be knocked off the block with these 13 on board.

    http://predominantlyorange.com/2012/...d-free-agents/

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    Not as a 3-4 DE...I think that is pure stupid...that's a high motor position with no glory, the last thing a guy like Coples will do well...

    If they used him right I'd say yes but if they do truly use him as a 3-4 DE I'd run right at him every play

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    I think the notion that Eric Page would be mainly a KR is silly...

    He is not a fast guy by any means n u need pure speed on KR's ...with that being said, I think he could possibly be a great little slot WR...

    Side not: new boards really suck on Mobile, miss the old ones, much easier ..same with the news wire, should still be merged in general discussions

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    Quote Originally Posted by #24 Next Champ View Post
    I think the notion that Eric Page would be mainly a KR is silly...

    He is not a fast guy by any means n u need pure speed on KR's ...with that being said, I think he could possibly be a great little slot WR...

    Side not: new boards really suck on Mobile, miss the old ones, much easier ..same with the news wire, should still be merged in general discussions
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    Rex Ryan was able to conjure up momentary brilliance from even Vernon Gholston, I think Coples will become a very good player when surrounded by other high level talent.

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    All UDFA Team

    Hey everyone, got an idea for a game we can play, if you could assemble a team with only the UDFA's of this year's draft class, what would your dream team be?

    I don't really have that much of an opinion, I don't watch too much college football, so I know the big names, but never know the hidden gems. But I do love reading how you guys value prospects, and at the very least it should bring up some good discussion!
    Here's hoping Champ gets into the Hall First Ballot. He deserves it!

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    QB: Kellen Moore (Lions)
    RB: Chris Polk (Eagles)
    FB: Joe Martinek (Giants)
    WR: Jeff Fuller (Dolphins)
    WR: Gerell Robinson (Broncos)
    TE: Brian Linthicum (Jets)
    LT: Matt Reynolds (Panthers)
    LG: James Brown (Bears)
    C: Mike Brewster (Jaguars)
    RG: Paul Madsen (Bills)
    RT: Wayne Tribu (Broncos)
    DE: Matt Broha (Giants)
    DT: Ishmaa’ily Kitchen (Ravens)
    DT: Nate Chandler (Panthers)
    DE: Brian McNally (Redskins)
    LB: Jerry Franklin (Broncos)
    LB: Sammy Brown (Rams)
    LB: DJ Holt (Redskins)
    CB: Chase Minnifield (Redskins)
    FS: Sean Richardson (Packers)
    SS: Duke Ihenacho (Broncos)
    CB: Coryell Judie (Broncos)
    P: Drew Butler (Steelers)
    K: Justin Tucker (Ravens)

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    If they use him as a 3-4 DE, that's a waste.

    If they use him as a 3-4 OLB or 4-3 DE, i think he can do well.

    Hard to judge though.

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    I don't care, I just care if Quinton Carter is going to keep progressing!

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    He's got the strength and upper body to succeed as a 3-4 DE. And like Freddie Black said, Rex can conjure up defensive talent.

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    Rex Ryan came from the Ravens defense, where they don't run a true 3-4 scheme (as Justin Bannan recently explained). They attack more (shoot the gap). If the Jets defense is based on the Ravens, there is a good mix of 4-man fronts and 1-gap responsibility. If Coples does not have to read and react so often, playing with 2 gaps, he might be successful. Maybe Quinton Coples can play like J.J. Watt.

    Wade Phillips' 3-4 uses the linemen to attack gaps, so each player has 1 gap. Watt is built more like a big 4-3 DE (6'5, 288 pounds, very agile) than a DT that can anchor and close gaps. I expect Rex Ryan to use Coples to attack, and not just to defend at the line and free the LBs. Coples can move inside and play DT on passing situations. If the Jets mix some 4-3 during games, Coples would be an ideal 4-3 DE. I doubt the Jets drafted him to be a traditional 3-4 DE.
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