Well its official, Jabrill Peppers is entering the 2017 NFL draft.
This should really come to no surprise to most people as Jabrill was stocked as a first round pick by almost every NFL scout imaginable. There was speculation that Jabrills mother was interviewing agents and a report leaked in early January that he was going pro (Which he quickly turn down).
Peppers really only played the 2015 and 2016 seasons at Michigan. In his freshman year he suffered a leg injury very early into the season which eventually led to a medical red shirt. The redshirt sophomore was one of the Michigan greats. Jabrill was Michigans “Do Everything” man on the field. Playing almost every position there is. His trademark was definitely his versatility having played 15 positions and 933 total snaps. Only playing two real seasons at Michigan those seasons were very impactful, not only on the field but also in the recruiting field.
His success transferred to the national level as he was Michigan’s first Heisman Trophy finalist since 2003. He finished fifth in the voting. He won The Hornung Award as the nation’s most versatile player and the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the best defensive player of high character in 2016.
Jabrill is from Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey. That school has brought Rashan Gary and new commit Drew Singleton to Michigan. As well as linebacker coach Chris Partridge. Jabrill started the #PCtoAA movement.
Some may say that his career at Michigan went unfinished and full of injuries. But there is no doubt that he leaves at one of the ALL TIME Michigan greats.