Top Five Offseason Moves: #3 Attempting to Address the Pass Rush

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 enters the NFL full of question marks after a very disappointing final season at the University of North Carolina. It is possible he will not work out just as that possibility exists with every rookie. After years of neglecting the pass rush, it is good to see the Jets attempt to bolster it by taking Coples. As good as the Jets have been defensively under Rex Ryan, the unit has not been complete since it has not been able to generate pressure without blitzing.

The Jets can cover with any team. They have the top cornerback trio in the league. Their coaching staff cooks up wild looks to generate pressure. If Coples can develop into a good pass rusher, this defense gets scary. A good pass rusher commands attention. If the opponent has to slide pressure his way, an overload blitz to the other side because much more effective.

There are never any guarantees with Draft picks, but it is nice to see the Jets at least look to finally address a need.

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