Jabrill Peppers Declares for 2017 NFL Draft: Latest Comments and Reaction

January 10, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Following a 2016 season that earned him Heisman Trophy consideration, Michigan Wolverines defender Jabrill Peppers announced his entry into the 2017 NFL draft Tuesday. 
Peppers revealed his choice in an interview with Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel: "It's one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. I'm choosing between cementing my legacy as a college player and starting my pro legacy. It's something you dream of when you were a kid. I was torn between the two."
Peppers was a do-everything player for the Wolverines. On defense, he saw action at both safety and linebacker, while on offense, he lined up at running back and wide receiver and provided a dynamic presence in the return game.
All told, Peppers contributed 71 total tackles and 3.5 sacks, as well as 167 yards of offense on the ground, three rushing touchdowns and one punt return touchdown.
That came on the heels of a sophomore campaign in 2015 that saw him register 45 tackl...

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