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North Carolina defensive lineman Quinton Coples smiles at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis . (Feb. 27, 2012)

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The Jets drafted Quinton Coples with the 16th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Quinton Coples #98 of the New York Jets
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Quinton Coples #98 of the New York Jets forces Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers to fumble during their preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scrambles away from New York Jets' Quinton Coples (98) during the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

New York Jets defensive end Quinton Coples (98)
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New York Jets defensive end Quinton Coples (98) hits Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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Quinton Coples tries to knock the ball down during a preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (Aug. 10, 2012)

Cortland, NY - Sunday July 29, 2012 -
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Cortland, NY - Sunday July 29, 2012 - Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.: New York Jets' DE Quinton Coples during training camp Sunday July 29, at the State University of New York at Cortland in Cortland, NY. Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Quinton Coples with his godfather, Christopher Bradshaw, and
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Quinton Coples with his godfather, Christopher Bradshaw, and his godbrother, C.J. Bradshaw.

Jets rookie defensive lineman Quinton Coples takes a
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Jets rookie defensive lineman Quinton Coples takes a break between drills. (May 24, 2012)

Jets rookie defensive lineman Quinton Coples talks to
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Jets rookie defensive lineman Quinton Coples talks to the media after practice. (May 24, 2012)

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Jets first-round NFL football draft pick Quinton Coples
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Jets first-round NFL football draft pick Quinton Coples smiles as he answers a question during a news conference. (April 27, 2012)

First-round draft pick Quinton Coples, right, works out
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First-round draft pick Quinton Coples, right, works out during Jets rookie minicamp in Florham Park, N.J. (May 4, 2012)

First-round pick Quinton Coples works out during Jets
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First-round pick Quinton Coples works out during Jets rookie minicamp in Florham Park, N.J. (May 4, 2012)

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 04: Quinton Coples #98 of the New York Jets works out during the Jets Rookie Minicamp on May 4, 2012 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 04: Quinton Coples
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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 04: Quinton Coples #98 of the New York Jets works out during the Jets Rookie Minicamp on May 4, 2012 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 04: Quinton Coples #98 of the New York Jets works out during the Jets Rookie Minicamp on May 4, 2012 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Quinton Coples of North Carolina greets NFL Commissioner
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Quinton Coples of North Carolina greets NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was selected 16th overall by the Jets. (April 26, 2012)

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Quinton Coples of North Carolina holds up a jersey as he stands on stage after he was selected #16 overall by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

16. QUINTON COPLES, Defensive end University of North
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16. QUINTON COPLES, Defensive end
University of North Carolina
Drafted by: Jets

North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples speaks to
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North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples speaks to reporters after being selected as the 16th pick overall by the New York Jets in the first round of the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, April 26, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples speaks to
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North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples speaks to reporters after being selected as the 16th pick overall by the New York Jets in the first round of the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, April 26, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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Quinton Coples #90 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Kenan Stadium. (Sept. 18, 2010)

QUINTON COPLES Defensive end, North Carolina Coples is
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QUINTON COPLES
Defensive end, North Carolina
Coples is a very intriguing player. At 6-6 and 284 pounds, NFL teams are likely dreaming of the damage Coples can do to an opposing offense. He ran a 4.78 40 at the Combine, so he has the speed to be an effective pass rusher. And his size makes him an imposing run stopper. Coples had 10 sacks in 2010 and followed that with 7.5 sacks in 2011 for North Carolina. Coples, who had a 92 grade at the Combine, could end up being a top 10 pick based on his size and athletic ability.

Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington (13) is hit
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Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington (13) is hit by North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples (90) after releasing a pass in the fourth of an NCAA college football game in Atlanta. (Sept. 24, 2011)

South squad defensive lineman Quinton Coples, left, of
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South squad defensive lineman Quinton Coples, left, of North Carolina, battles Cordy Glenn, of Georgia, during Senior Bowl South Squad NCAA college football practice at Ladd-Pebbles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. (Jan. 25, 2012)

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North Carolinas' Quinton Coples (90) warms up prior
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North Carolinas' Quinton Coples (90) warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Oct. 8, 2011)

North Carolina's Quinton Coples (90) sacks James Madison
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North Carolina's Quinton Coples (90) sacks James Madison quarterback Justin Thorpe during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2011)

orth Carolina's Quinton Coples (90) rushes North Carolina
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orth Carolina's Quinton Coples (90) rushes North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon (8) as Camden Wentz (53) blocks during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2011)

North Carolina defensive lineman Quinton Coples smiles at
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North Carolina defensive lineman Quinton Coples smiles at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis . (Feb. 27, 2012)

North Carolina defensive lineman Quinton Coples runs a
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North Carolina defensive lineman Quinton Coples runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. (Feb. 27, 2012)

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Quinton Coples, left, muscles his way around Miami
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Quinton Coples, left, muscles his way around Miami Dolphin assistant coach Kacy Rodgers during North Carolina's pro football day in Chapel Hill, N.C. (March 20, 2012)

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