To no one's suprise, North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples had an excellent showing at the combine, making him an even more frustrating player to evaluate on tape.
He had a pretty lousy senior season, but his junior tape, where he played a lot of defensive tackle, was excellent. He was also very impressive at the Senior Bowl, which makes you wonder if he is motivated and playing for the right reasons.
I just have a hard time taking a player who excels at everything except the most important aspect of the evaluation: senior season game tape.
However, outside of quarterback, Seattle is a pretty complete football team. They can gamble on a player like Coples and will be able to sustain a bust and could really benefit it he turns out to be the great pass-rusher we saw in Mobile. Raheem Brock is on the wrong side of 30 and is deteriorating quickly. If they can slowly inset Coples as a rotational player, he can prove to be quite effective.