Jabrill Peppers can do it all.
The Michigan redshirt sophomore has launched himself into the Heisman Trophy conversation with a string of explosively versatile performances. So far this season, Peppers has 33 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 150 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns and a punt return touchdown. During his career at Michigan, he’s taken snaps at cornerback, safety, linebacker, running back, receiver, quarterback and returner.
The key to Peppers’ outrageous versatility is his unfair athleticism. No matter where he lines up, he has the speed, strength and agility to be a major mismatch. If you want to get a true idea of just how freaky he is, check out this video of him performing a 51-inch Box Jump:
Crazy, right? Well, that clip was from March of 2013. Peppers was knocking out these kinds of astounding feats while he was still in high school. Considering he now has several years of D-I training under his belt, it’s hard to imagine the measurables Peppers is currently capable of. In June, he claimed that he clocked a 4.34 in 40-Yard Dash:
Peppers still has two seasons of college eligibility left, and he’s stated in the past that he intends to stay at Michigan until he graduates. He’ll end up at the NFL Combine eventually, and when he does, it should be one heck of a show.
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