The Jacksonville Jaguars need all the help they can get on defense. They focused on it heavily in free agency and will likely keep their nose to the grindstone when it comes to defense in this month’s draft.
But what would you say if the Jaguars took a chance on Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers at No. 4 overall? It would be a confusing pick to say the least what with the Jaguars having invested in both safety positions in the last two years of free agency, but according to Kollmann, Peppers is certainly a playmaker who can help any team.
Here’s what Kollmann had to say about Peppers heading into the 2017 NFL Draft.
Jabrill Peppers breakdown
“Is it possible to be the most underrated and overrated draft prospect in the 2017 class at the same time? Depending on who you talk to, Michigan's Jabrill Peppers is usually seen as the poster child for one of those two categories.
For me personally, how I grade him as a player largely depends on the scheme that I am drafting him into. Peppers' incredibly unique skill set can make him a force to be reckoned with if utilized by the right coaching staff (cough cough Patriots); however, if he is put in a spot that does not fit his particular talents, the results could be equally disastrous.
As of now though, what I do know for sure is this - Peppers is one of the few defenders in this class that I could see winning a Defensive Player of the Year award someday. The "bust" potential is still there, of course, but the potential for a monumental "boom" is even greater.”
P.S. Congrats on Kollmann getting some love from Peppers himself.
What do you think? How do you think Peppers shapes up as an NFL prospect? He’s likely not on the Jaguars’ radar, but how do you think he’ll pan out as a pro?