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)
Quinton Coples, our first round selection and future defensive player of the year (positive vibes people) sat down and talked about what he will bring to the team and what Jets fans can expect from him
On his visit to the Jets pre-draft:
I just met with the coached and the GM, started talking and they started to understand me more, we just fell in love with each other. They started hearing my story, respected me for the man that I was and the things I went through in life.
On going into the locker room, looking around and seeing his jersey:
Unbelievable, like a dream come true. You don't think the day will come where you will become a NFL player.
On his relationship with Rex Ryan:
He's definitely a great coach, defensive minded and he's definitely going to make me the best player that I can be. I couldn't ask for a better coach or a better program, this is definitely the best fit for me and I'm just proud to be a Jet
On what he will bring to the team:
Versatility, I can play all across the line, I think that's going to help us.....we have talent across the board, the sky is the limite for us.
Message to the fans:
I'll bring versatility and I'm definitely passionate about the game. I trained and worked hard to get to this point and now I'm here I'm ready to become a proud Jet and move forward.