Scouts: Peppers gives Michigan elite CB
May, 26, 2013
By Tom Luginbill | ESPN Insider
Michigan's class is already the best in the country and the Wolverines just added five-star CB Jabrill Peppers, who is No. 2 in the ESPN 150. Here's how our scouts think Peppers will fit in at Michigan:
What he brings: An elite skill set that allows for him to be a legitimate candidate at multiple positions despite our projection as a cornerback. He could play as a RB or WR and certainly has return-specialist value. His measurables are ideal for whatever position he ends up playing, especially corner in today's game. Can match up with big, physical receivers and yet can still lock down and transition/mirror speedy, quicker receiving threats on the perimeter if on an island.
How he fits: Just about any way he wants to right now with Michigan's current roster. Last year's class loaded up in the secondary, but not necessarily with players the caliber of Peppers. He is more talented than what they have at either corner or safety, both of which he is capable of playing. Could be an ideal nickel as his size allows for him to play in or near the box and allows him to be very effective in run support. How steep the learning curve will be is the big question.