Former Michigan star Jabrill Peppers has been the most polarizing player at the 2017 NFL Combine, and that’s not going to stop being the case anytime soon.
Peppers called himself a “hell of a ballplayer,” while one NFL Draft analyst questioned whether Peppers has the elite athleticism needed to go in the first round.
While the following numbers aren’t likely to be the determining factor, they’re certainly not going to hurt Peppers’ case for himself:
Jabrill Peppers, based on his combine:
– Runs faster than Antonio Brown
– Quicker than DeSean Jackson
– Jumps higher than A.J. Green pic.twitter.com/OqfyZYbwyg
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) March 5, 2017
Antonio Brown, DeSean Jackson and A.J. Green are all (or have all been) bonafide stars in the NFL, so topping each of their numbers in key measurements is no joke.
Still — the game is obviously not played in a combine setting, so we’ll have to continue to wait and see what Peppers is able to do at the next level.
For now, Michigan fans can add this to the pro-Peppers argument.