While at Michigan, Peppers showcased his immense talent day in and day out. There is no question about his athletic ability, and for that reason, he should shine in the combine.
In college, Peppers played offense, defense and special teams. In his three years in Michigan, he played as a cornerback for a year, then a safety for a year, and finally wrapped up his Michigan career playing linebacker. When he was in high school, he ran track, played basketball and football. His versatility, alone, speaks for itself.
Clocked in at 4.34 today, shoutout the strength and conditioning staff?? #BigBlizzyBlue
— JP5 (@JabrillPeppers) June 27, 2016
A 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds is crazy good. If he was to be considered a linebacker, that would be the best 40 time for a linebacker since 1999, by .06 seconds.
In the pros, his position is a bit of a question mark, as are his nonexistent ball skills. In 27 games, the Michigan product recorded one interception, 11 passes defended and no forced fumbles. Don’t expect the Giants to take a chance on Peppers unless they are convinced that he would play be able to play linebacker. If so, it still highly unlikely that Jerry Reese shakes his mindset of not drafting linebackers in the first round.