That is not the position he wants to be in.
Coples, for most of the year, was rated as the best defensive end prospect heading into the draft, but other players have surpassed him for various reasons.
In 2011 he was switched to right defensive end and faced left tackles, usually the most elite offensive linemen. Coples' numbers dropped off as he finished with seven (??) sacks and 15 tackles for losses; and according to cbssportsline.com, Coples, generally considered a top-10 prospect, picked up a reputation as a guy who didn't go as hard as he could on every play.
Can Coples make scouts take a second look at him? Can he prove he is better than coaches think? Can he make himself into the pass-rushing demon he once was?
Time and effort will tell. These are the reasons why Coples can be the best and a great NFL player.