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Jabrill Peppers | 3

SS | Michigan | New England Patriots
Ht: 5107 / 5' 11" | Wt: 213 | Upd: 03/22/2023


Birth Date: 10/04/1995
Age: 27
Original Team: CLE
NFL Entry: 17 01 025
NFL Exp: 7
Depth Chart Key: U/NYG
Team History: CLE NYG NE

Player History

07/17 CLE D/C signed
03/19 NYG trade from CLE
12/19 NYG IR 14
10/21 NYG IR 7
03/22 NYG UFA
03/22 NE UFA signed
07/22 NE PUP
08/22 NE activated

Ourlads' Profile:

2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JABRILL PEPPERS: Michigan, 5107 213 4.47. Underclass entry from East Orange, NJ. Two-year starter appeared in 27 games starting 25 over three years. Voted Team MVP and was the Paul Hornung Award winner as the nation’s most versatile player. Also won the Lott Impact Trophy and placed fifth in Heisman Trophy voting. A 2016 Consensus All-America and the first player in Big-10 history to win three individual awards, defensive MVP, linebacker of the year, and specialist of the year. Two-time first-team All-Big 10. Is a threat to score every time he puts his hands on the ball. Had a ton of buzz surrounding him out of high school. Won the 100 and 200 meter sprint titles at the New Jersey Meet of Champions in back to back years. Only the second prep to do so. Broke the New Jersey state record in the 200 meters with a time of 20.79 seconds. As explosive and as fast a player you will find. Functional speed all over the field. Tracks the backside of a play exceptionally well and will often cut a running back off before he reaches the line of scrimmage. More than willing to take on pulling guards. Versatile threat that can play a physical pursuit role up front as well as drop into deep safety coverage. Has the movement ability to stick with wide receivers. Possesses elite ability with the ball in his hands. One of the most dangerous return men in the league from day one. Has the ability and potential to get a look at running back. Was moved around so much at Michigan that he can be considered one the unknowns of this class. Was not a productive or dominant defensive back to say the least. Plays tough and physical but his frame can’t hold up at linebacker. Lacks awareness and instincts. Doesn’t flow to the action naturally. Too hands-on in coverage, doesn’t play with proper technique. Overly dependent on talent. Was jostled around position-wise but spent the majority of his snaps at linebacker in 2016. Peppers is a jack-of-all trades prospect, almost to a fault. There is no denying that his ability with the ball in his hands is elite. However, as a defensive prospect, there are several holes in his game. There may not be enough skills and instincts for the defensive backfield, and there aren’t any linebackers at his size. Drafting Peppers will be a risk for a few reasons, the main one being trying to choose what he is best at and let him develop from there. 2016 stats: 71 T, 15 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 7 QBH, 1 FF, 1 INT, 570 return yards (1 TD), 167 yds rushing (3 TD). OSR:4/22. First round. (A-30 3/4, H-9 5/8, VJ-35.5, SS-4.12).