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Quinton Coples

Quinton Coples - #90 - DE-DT

Height: 6-5 3/4
Weight: 284
Speed: 4.76
Arm: 33 1/4
Hand: 10 1/4
Wingspan: 80 1/8
Birthdate: 06/22/1990
Hometown: Kinston, NC
Grade: 6.21


Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/20/2012 North Carolina Pro Day 6-5 3/4 278 9 7/8 33 5/8 81 5/8
02/29/2012 Combine 6-5 3/4 284 10 1/4 33 1/4 80 1/8 4.71 25 9'1" 31 1/2 4.79 7.61
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-5 3/4 281 10 1/8 33 1/8 80 1/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-6 1/4 272 4.75



Last name is pronounced “COE-pulls.” Spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) before playing 12 games as a true freshman in 2008 — was credited with eight tackles, 3 1⁄2 for loss and 11⁄2 sacks. Played all 13 games in ’09 (one start at defensive end) and notched 22-6 1⁄2-5. The suspension of Marvin Austin prompted Coples’ move inside in ’10, when he started 12-of-13 games and produced 59-15 1⁄2-10 with two passes batted down and two forced fumbles. Made all 13 starts at left defensive end in ’11 and led the team in tackles for loss and sacks after posting 55-15-7 1⁄2 with two batted passes and three forced fumbles.


Excellent size, body length and movement skill. Quick off the ball. Fluid athlete with very good bend, balance and body control. Has outstanding core strength and power and can stack the line and dominate when he wants to. Strong tackler. Made it look easy at the Senior Bowl — uses his hands extremely well to swim, swat and rip past blockers. Good burst to close. Flashes explosive power in his hands -— can jolt and jar blockers on contact. Versatile — is effective rushing from the inside or outside, has played everywhere on the line and is capable of doing so in the pros (with the exception of nose tackle).


Marginal competitor — left a lot of production on the field and does not apply himself.  Will let his pads rise and play tall. Does not sell out around piles. Lackadaisical, half-hearted effort and backside pursuit — shut it down as a senior to preserve his body and was playing not to get hurt. Led the ACC in loafs. Marginal 20-yard shuttle (4.79 seconds) and 3-cone time (7.61 seconds) at the Combine. Has a sense of entitlement and too often relies on his natural talent. Immature. 


A top-10 physical talent who lacks the heart, desire and glass-eating makeup desired in the trenches and must ratchet up the intensity if he wants to play against the big boys in the pros. Has natural core power and flexibility reminiscent of Oakland Raiders DT Richard Seymour and could be a perennial Pro Bowl performer at multiple positions and excel in multiple schemes if he wants to be. Has bust potential. 

Quinton Coples's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
7.01-9.00Top 10

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