Quinton Coples, Jets: Another guy who really started to figure it out later in the season, Coples was a 4-3 defensive end at North Carolina, but he’s being asked to do some different things with the Jets. I think along withMuhammad Wilkerson, he can help make the Jets’ defensive line one of the best in the NFL in the years to come. I give Coples the edge on Seattle’s Bruce Irvin, who had some sacks but was one-dimensional. Irvin should improve as his game expands.
Coples and the great Mark Barron both made the team. Barron was pretty dirty for Tampa Bay, and is going to be a stalwart in that D until he leaves for the Jets in FA.