The stopwatches have been put down as NFL scouts, coaches and future players all departed Indianapolis after the combine wrapped up Monday. Now comes the analysis.
There were some key winners and losers of the combine, but among big names who had the most impressive workouts? According to one analyst, it was Jabrill Peppers.
NFL Network’s Charles Davis was asked by Rich Eisen on Tuesday which player had the most impressive combine from among Peppers, possible top pick Myles Garrett, speedster John Ross, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey.
Why did Davis go with Peppers? Because the do-everything Michigan star worked out on two separate days at Indy.
“He did it twice,” Davis said. “… A lot of kids, as you well know, would be like ‘I’m not a linebacker, why am I here doing this? He could’ve been surly. He could’ve been ticked off. But he was like ‘OK, that’s what I got to do.”
Peppers, who is set to play safety in the NFL, posted a 4.46 in his best 40-yard dash, which he ran Sunday when the linebackers worked out. Peppers is expected by many analysts to go in the first round of the draft in April. CBS Sports ranks Peppers as the No. 14 overall prospect and second-best strong safety in the class.