Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers has emerged as one of the most dangerous weapons in college football this season. After rushing for 74 yards and two touchdowns on just three touches in the Wolverines’ 78-0 win over Rutgers last week, he’s become a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender, too.
So it comes as no surprise that the versatile Michigan defensive back ranks near the top of NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein’s player rankings midway through the season. Zierlein ranks Peppers as the fourth-best player in college football, behind Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett and Florida State’s Dalvin cook.
“Peppers has become one of the ultimate chess pieces in college football and the Wolverines appears to have a good feel for how to deploy him. Peppers has become a downhill tackler near the line of scrimmage and has an ability to turn games with a single return on special teams.”
Peppers has 35 tackles, eight tackles for loss and two sacks midway through the season on defense. He also averages 17.8 yards per punt return.