North Carolina JuCo signee J.B. Copeland spent just one season at Navarro College. But, in that one season, the high-motored linebacker left quite a mark. His ability against the run, in pursuit, and as a blitzer allowed him to finish second on the team in tackles.
Copeland, a 6-foot-3, 225-pounder, concluded the 2015 season with 116 tackles (69 solo), five sacks, and a forced fumble. Most of his damage was done while patiently tracking a running back accepting a handoff, but he also made big stops on well-timed blitz calls. Before contact he consistently squared up his target and then delivered a technically sound tackle.