I spent a sunny, beautiful late summer afternoon in the Big House watching Colorado take on Michigan. The visiting Buffaloes stormed out early but couldn’t overcome a key injury or a furious Michigan comeback.
Here’s my abridged notebook on several of the NFL prospects.
Jabrill Peppers–Normally I do the prospects in alphabetical order but Peppers’ tour de force performance deserves top billing. The Michigan defender was the best player on the field, in part because he was all over it.
He announced his presence with authority on the very first run play, knifing around the edge and slamming the ballcarrier to the turf for a 2-yard loss. Later, he perfectly timed an A-gap blitz and hit the QB before he had a chance to get rid of the ball.
Peppers is primarily a strong safety but he lined up at every non-DL position on Michigan’s 4-3 defense except field (read more…)