Jets Go Defensive and Giants Take a Running Back

April 26, 2012 12:00 AM

Jets Go Defensive and Giants Take a Running Back

" In one of the fastest moving and trade-happiest first rounds in history, both the Jets and Giants wound up resisting the urge to deal and made their picks exactly where they were scheduled to make them.

The Jets went first, selecting North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples with the 16th overall pick of the first round. The Giants then closed out the first round by grabbing Virginia Tech running back David Wilson.

Both players fill needs for their teams, but both of them also come with a little bit of a question mark that will linger until/unless they prove their worth at the NFL level.

Coples can rush the passer, something the Jets desperately need, but he had a pretty terrible senior season for the Tar Heels that made people question his motivation level. The Jets obviously feel that Rex Ryan will be able to bring out the best in Coples, but they once thought the same thing about Vernon Gholston and that worked out about as well as driving your car into the river because you want a boat "

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