Prospect Profile: DE Quinton Coples

An overview, including video, of a potential first-round prospect in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft.

DE Quinton Coples
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DE Quinton Coples
North Carolina
6-6, 284

Combine Numbers

40 yard dash: 4.78
Bench press: 25 reps
Vertical jump: 31.5
Broad jump: 9-1
Shuttle: 4.78
Three-cone: 7.57

Projected: 1st round

Coples was a first-team all-ACC selection after leading the Tar Heels in tackles for losses (15.5) and sacks (7.5). Forced to play inside at defensive tackle as a junior, he responded with 10 sacks. He ranked fourth in the country among active players with 24 career sacks and enters the NFL with five forced fumbles.

With explosiveness, power and length, he can become a dominant player as long as his motor matches the rest of his game.

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