BIO: Led the team as a senior with 100/1/4 after 54/3/8 as a junior.
POSITIVES: Tough, run-defending safety best in the box. Gets through blocks on his way up the field, strong at the point and wrap-up tackling, easily brings down opponents on initial contact. Solid special teams player.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the fluid backpedal, slow in his hips and not effective in man-to-man coverage.
ANALYSIS: Copeland possesses the size for strong safety as well as the tenacity to play the position. Best shot is with a squad that keeps nine defensive backs on the roster.