Jabrill Peppers runs a 4.46 at the NFL Combine


Jabrill Peppers

Former Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers was able to shave two-tenths of a second off his 40 time Sunday afternoon at the NFL Combine posting a 4.46 on the second attempt.

Peppers was listed as a linebacker on the attempt which has led to plenty of speculation when it comes to where exactly the versatile former Wolverine will play in the NFL. Dane Brugler of NFL Draft Scout and CBS Sports tweeted earlier on Sunday that he’s spoken to two NFL teams at the combine that say Peppers is a better offensive player than a defensive one.

Peppers was effective on offense in two of the three years at Michigan which I’ve argued in the past was a fault of head coach Jim Harbaugh.

The linebacker/defensive back/running back/return man/ wide receiver however see’s himself playing safety at the next level (via the Detroit Free Press):

What position will Jabrill Peppers play in the NFL?

It’s one of the questions looming large for analysts and scouts entering this year’s NFL draft.

But it’s not for Peppers.

“What do I look like?” Peppers, the former Michigan star and Heisman Trophy finalists, said during Saturday’s NFL combine at the Indianapolis Convention Center. “I’m a safety.”

Hopefully NFL teams listen to what Peppers is saying because classifying a 5-foot-10, 213-pound rookie as a ‘linebacker’ is asinine at the pro level. Hell it was asinine during some games in the Big Ten.



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