"One of my favorite players in this draft ... he brings explosive energy," NFL Network's Mike Mayock said before Steve Smith Sr. called Peppers "an immediate splash player."
Giving the Browns someone who can be used all over the field, Peppers also furnishes Cleveland with one of the finest kick and punt returners in the country.
"This kid is very passionate about football," one scout told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Almost to the point where if you're not at his level of passion, he has no time for you. His skill set says free safety but he's better closer to the line."
"One of the most versatile guys there's ever been," another scout told McGinn. "I don't know what the problem is. He's a dynamic utility safety ... guy's a winner."