Written by Bryan Perez on June 11, 2016
Jabrill Peppers is no stranger to the spotlight. He’s been one of the most talked about football players in the country dating all the way back to his high school career. Initially recruited to play cornerback, Peppers adjusted — maybe evolved — to playing safety last season. He’s on the move again in 2016, this time lining up closer to the ball at outside linebacker. The hype around Peppers has swelled to the point where he is in the conversation as a Heisman Trophy contender and a potentially elite NFL draft prospect.
“It’s not really a new position,” Peppers told the Detroit Free Press this spring. “Just in his (defensive coordinator Don Brown) defense the nickel plays more kind of like a linebacker. But I’m definitely in the box a lot more and I’m definitely blitzing a lot more. I guess he’s just trying to get me (read more…)