Michigan Wolverine’s star Jabrill Peppers has announced his intentions to declare for the NFL Draft. The announcement was made through Sports Illustrated.
“It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do,” Peppers told SI, “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 had been a multi-purpose player for the team, as he has taken snaps as a linebacker, cornerback, running back, and kick returner. He was voted Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year this season and was a unanimous All-American. The current question for Peppers moving forward is what position he will play in the NFL.
“I think I’ll be able to show that I can play one position well when I focus all my time and attention to it,” Peppers said, “I’m really excited to focus on my back pedal, flipping the hips and my coverage. I’m going to really hone in on that and iron out my weaknesses. I know my weaknesses, and I know what I’m good at and need to improve on.”
Peppers’ last game for the Wolverines was in late November when they took on Ohio State. He recorded seven tackles (3 assists) and one interception. He was unable to play against Florida State in the Orange Bowl due to a hamstring injury he suffered in practice.