Jets first-round pick Quinton Coples took a few minutes to speak with Joe & Evan on WFAN, and he discussed the kind of player he is, responded to criticism about his dedication and revealed whether or not he knew Jets coach Rex Ryan was going to select him at No. 16.
Rex Ryan is hoping speed — the missing ingredient to his squad’s aggressive, physical style — may just help him sack New England and Bill Belichick’s stranglehold on the division.
Here we are, just a handful of days removed from the goings on at Radio City Music Hall. Already it’s been determined by people supposedly in the know that the Jets didn’t draft that well. Nonsense.
It’s nice that the Jets got a potential pass-rusher in the middle front like first-round DL Quinton Coples of North Carolina. But the draftees you really want to watch for the next couple of years came much later.
Rex Ryan declared his confidence in the Jets’ draft selections and called Gang Green’s strength in depth “unusual.”
The Jets selected safety Josh Bush from Wake Forrest in the sixth round to add to their safety depth.
The New York Jets traded draft picks with the Seattle Seahawks, moving up four spots to take Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill at No. 43 overall, during Friday night’s second round of the NFL draft.
The Jets and Giants each got what they were looking for. Even if, in Gang Green’s case, it wasn’t what the crowd at Radio City Music Hall wanted.
For the moment, the Jets have the 16th pick in the draft. Based on prior history, there’s a pretty good chance they will trade out of that selection, most likely up.
A neighbor, a big Jets fan, was walking back from church the other day when someone asked him who his team would draft come this weekend. “Does it matter?” he said.
While the Jets GM downplayed the effect Tim Tebow’s presence likely would have on who New York selects, it’s something the team might keep in mind next week.