As I’m cleaning up the new design, I’m coming across past posts that I believe deserve a second look – especially from newer followers of the blog that haven’t had a chance to read it. Jene Bramel’s series on Quinton Coples is one of them. This part of the series looks at the technique of Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.
Originally posted on The Rookie Scouting Portfolio:
By Jene Bramel
Editor’s Note: Dr. Jene Bramel is a staff writer at Footballguys.com where he is among the best in the fantasy football business analyzing individual defensive players and player injuries. His top-notch work includes the columns “Reading the Defense,” “Second Opinion,” and his popular segments on The Audible podcasts. You can find more of his analysis of Quinton Coples against the run and the pass. Follow Jene on Twitter @JeneBramel.
When asked at the Senior Bowl to compare his playing style to that of any current NFL defensive lineman, Quinton Coples chose Jason Pierre-Paul – the latest in a recent line of talented New York Giants’ defensive ends.
The comparison isn’t unreasonable. Both players are long and athletic and capable of stretches of dominant play. At times, when he uses his refined and preferred inside swim move or is able to get under his opponent’s pads and…
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