Michigan plans to play Jabrill Peppers nearly 100 plays per game, all three ways
We’ve heard about Jabrill Peppers playing all over the field for a while now.
But 100 plays per game across offense, defense and special teams? That’s wild.
“Somewhere in there, there’s a sweet spot,” coach Jim Harbaugh told the Associated Press’s Larry Lage. “In terms of load, 95, 100 (plays) is probably the max we’re looking for.”
Peppers, a cornerback by trade, will play a hybrid of linebacker and defensive back, lining up closer to the line of scrimmage on some plays and as a traditional corner on others. He’ll line up as a slot receiver or running back on offense, and return kicks and punts when the Wolverines need it.
Michigan averaged 71.1 plays per game on offense last year. Its opponents averaged 65.4. That means Peppers would play between 65 and 70 of snaps percent of the snaps in a given game, special teams included.
So what position does the junior say he plays?
“I just say, ‘I’m an athlete,'” Peppers told the AP.
Peppers had 45 tackles and 145 yards from scrimmage on offense last season. He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and a second-team All-American.