Former North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples and receiver Dwight Jones were among several players who stood out on Monday, which was Day 1 of Senior Bowl preparation. Todd McShay of Scouts Inc. said they got off to a fast start, and Coples has lived up to the hype so far. Here's an excerpt from Kevin Weidl:
"He was clearly the best player on the field during the South team practice. He made everything look easy, getting off the ball smoothly and showing quick hands, and it's clear the game has slowed down for him. Coples beat Florida State OT Zebrie Sanders — a late-first-round prospect — cleanly on more than one occasion, and no other offensive tackle had a chance either."
McShay also wrote that Jones turned some heads during the weigh-in, and followed that up with some impressive route running.
Once again, it looks like another good year for North Carolina's NFL prospects.