The rave reviews for Michigan Wolverines swiss-army knife Jabrill Peppers continue to pour in. Peppers, the do everything man for the Wolverines, is capable of playing in all phases of the game. He has lined up in the backfield for the Wolverines, often returns their kickoffs and is the star on their defense.
Peppers has certainly gotten the attention of those who will be making the draft day decisions, and they’re comparing him to some big names.
One NFL scout told NFL.com:
He’s a top five pick in my mind. He’s unbelievable. He’s the most versatile player I’ve ever scouted. He does it all for (Michigan). I think at our level, he’s a safety, he reminds me of (former Steelers great) Troy Polamalu. I don’t think I’d use him on offense. He could be a good return man for you, though.
In the words of Andy Samberg’s impression of Nicolas Cage: “that’s high praise”.
Other executives have compared him to Charles Woodson, said he was a much higher value pick than Jalen Ramsey (taken in the top five by the Jaguars this past year), and that he was definitely worthy of a top five pick himself.
Peppers is 6-foot-1, 205 pounds. He is currently a junior at the University of Michigan and, though he hasn’t officially declared for the draft yet, it is highly likely he will.
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