To quote our very own James Dator:
Coples and Jones both working out today... Anyone else think the #Panthers are looking for an upgrade across from CJ— James Dator (@James_Dator) March 12, 2012
It appears that the Panthers are looking at potential upgrades at the defensive end position, and Coples is certainly a player who has been discussed plenty here at CSR as someone who could be an upgrade to the defensive line. (I'm not 100% sure, but it could have something to do with his ties to the Carolinas after playing college football at UNC.)
Whether we want to admit it or not, the Panthers do need help at the defensive end position. Charles Johnson is only one man, and Greg Hardy hasn't really shown that he's ready to be a 3-down DE in the NFL. So, the Panthers will definitely do their due diligence and look at every D-Line prospect they can, and it's really no surprise they're meeting with Coples who is consistently mocked in the top 10 by draft experts.
Stay tuned to CSR for any updates to this story, as we will provide information as it comes available.