Jabrill Peppers   #21 FS

Height: 5-11   Weight: 213   Age: 23

Born: 10/4/1995 East Orange , NJ

College: Michigan

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Don Bosco Preparatory [Ramsey, NJ]; Paramus Catholic HS [NJ]









Draft 2017

Pick No.25

Selected By: Cleveland Browns

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 25 (25)

Pick Analysis: A New Jersey kid who wanted to play for Michigan because of Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson, Peppers' home life wasn't easy. His father spent most of Jabrill's childhood in jail, and his brother was shot and killed seven years ago. Football seems to be his calling, though, as he was named the 2013 USA Today High School Defensive Player of the Year while also starring on offense and in track (won 100 meters and 200 meters at state in both his junior and senior years.) Peppers' collegiate career was sidetracked due to a leg injury after three games (one start, eight tackles). He picked up the Big Ten Freshman of the Year Award and first-team all-conference in 2015 (5.5 tackles for loss, 10 pass break-ups; 72 rush yards, 2 TDs; 27.9 kick return average, 11.4 punt return average). Last fall, he was the conference Linebacker of the Year and first-team honoree (72 tackles, 16 for loss, four sacks, one INT). He did not play in the Orange Bowl, however, due to a hamstring injury that flared up in practice.


Video Playlist

  1. Browns select Jabrill Peppers No. 25 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 11:28 p.m.

    The Cleveland Browns select Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers No. 25 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Instant Draft Grade Jabrill Peppers: B

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 11:19 p.m.

    NFL Media's Matt Smith, Bucky Brooks, and Lance Zierlein give Jabrill Peppers a B draft grade.

  3. Five facts: Jabrill Peppers

    Published: April 19, 2017 at 07:42 p.m.

    Why did safety Jabrill Peppers wear No. 5 at Michigan? Here are five things you should know about the 1st-round hopeful.

  4. First Draft: Jabrill Peppers on how tragedy changed his life

    Published: March 16, 2017 at 08:50 p.m.

    Safety, linebacker, quarterback, punt return, running back, wide receiver: Jabrill Peppers is the definition of versatile. That aggressive style of play is what sets him apart from this draft class.

  5. Jabrill Peppers 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: March 2, 2017 at 01:25 p.m.

    Jabrill Peppers 2017 Combine Workout

  6. Jabrill Peppers pro day highlights

    Published: March 24, 2017 at 02:17 p.m.

    Watch Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers participate in drills during Michigan's pro day.

  7. What's earliest, latest Jabrill Peppers could get drafted?

    Published: March 22, 2017 at 06:42 p.m.

    Former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks play a game of high-low with Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers to predict where the safety-linebacker hybrid could end up at the 2017 NFL Draft.

  8. Casserly on Peppers: I see him as box safety

    Published: March 21, 2017 at 06:29 p.m.

    NFL Network's Charley Casserly talks about how he thinks Jabrill Peppers will play in the NFL.

  9. Mayock explains why Jabrill Peppers would be a good draft fit for the Patriots

    Published: March 4, 2017 at 08:51 p.m.

    NFL Network's Mike Mayock discusses what former Michigan Wolverine linebacker Jabrill Peppers' potential will be at the NFL level.

  10. Mayock: I believe Jabrill Peppers is a top 10 pick

    Published: March 24, 2017 at 05:11 p.m.

    NFL Netork's Mike Mayock weighs in on the draft prospects at the Michigan Pro Day, including Jabrill Peppers, Chris Wormley and Taco Charlton.

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