Michigan football star Jabrill Peppers is the latest underclassmen to forgo his final season of eligibility to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft. Peppers announced his decision on Tuesday afternoon.
“It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do,” Peppers told Sports Illustrated.
“I’m choosing between cementing my legacy as a college player and starting my pro legacy. It’s something you dream of when you were a kid. I was torn between the two.”
The Wolverines’ do-it-all man played 15 different positions during the 2016 campaign.
According to Peppers, he made the decision over the weekend while visiting his family back home in New Jersey, before informing Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh about his decision at a meeting on Monday.
The 6-foot, 208 pound Peppers, who primarily played a linebacker/safety hybrid role in Ann Arbor, is a projected top ten pick.
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