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Jabrill Peppers declaring

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Hailmary, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 208.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Projected Round (2017): 1.
    Jabrill Peppers has been one of the most overhyped players in the country this year. He had a good year for the Wolverines, but as a draft prospect, Peppers has been underwhelming to NFL decision-makers. Charlie Campbell said it best in his 2017 NFL Draft Safety Prospect Rankings: "[NFL evaluators] think Peppers is a great athlete who has some deficiencies in pass coverage. That is evidenced by his one interception during his entire career. Sources say they are projecting Peppers to be a hybrid dime linebacker and safety, similar to Arizona's Deone Bucannon."

    Peppers is not an elite safety prospect, as he's not on the same level as Malik Hooker and Jamal Adams. That said, Peppers still figures to be a first-round pick. He might be chosen in the late teens or early-mid 20s, which is slightly earlier when Bucannon was chosen. Given that he's a likely opening-rounder, Peppers can't be criticized for declaring, though I think the better decision would've been returning to Michigan and working on his pass-coverage problems.

    The Verdict: Neutral move



    Hope he is long gone before we pick.
     
  2. lkelly

    lkelly Well-Known Member

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    He was definitely constructed on the back of hype from a Big Ten centric ESPN crew covering college football. With Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and Joey Galloway offering their weekly opinions on who was the best, a player with marginal stats like Peppers became Superman. He can do a lot of things on the football field, but is he great at any of them? Dallas has a nice player in Byron Jones who can do a lot of things, but he's not dominant. I wouldn't want to draft Jones in the top 10.
     
  3. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Don't see him fitting in here.
     
  4. cowboys1985

    cowboys1985 Well-Known Member

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    I dont know, I'm kinda intrigued with him. In time I can see him develop into a nice SS. He could also impact the game immediately as a game changing return man. He's not a cant miss prospect, but his draft stock is definitely something to keep an eye on throughout the draft process.
     
  5. Leadbelly

    Leadbelly Well-Known Member

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    I can see him still being around when we pick. He seems like that Washington SS/OLB, Shaq Thompson.

    Don't want him though.
     
  6. ckalch

    ckalch Well-Known Member

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    I think that Peppers was so overrated that he's underrated now.
     
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  7. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Peppers is a guy that works with a creative defensive coordinator. He can hit, blitz, has better cover skills than you think, and is a terrific punt returner. I would love to get him, but he would be wasted in Marinelli's defense. In a Rex Ryan type of defense, he would be hell on wheels.
     
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  8. RandyOh

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    He would be used as a Box Safety in our scheme. He would be an elite box safety but he wouldn't used to his max potential here
     
  9. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    Folks that didn't watch him regularly base a lot of their criticism off of his stats and in doing so don't understand how he was utilized. Michigan had him playing at the line and not in coverage which limited his coverage statistics (like Ramsey his last season at FSU) which is evident by his 13 TFL and 3 sacks last year.
     
  10. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Today's Winner Of The Internet Zone Supporter

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    Wouldnt complain one bit if we picked him. Would be great value and add a dynamic element to our defense
     
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  11. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Today's Winner Of The Internet Zone Supporter

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    Base SS, sometimes NLB and Dime LB and sometimes Safety. He can be moved around. It helps but you dont nessesarily have to a Ryan type scheme to maximize a player like Peppers effectivness
     
  12. stilltheguru88

    stilltheguru88 Well-Known Member

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    I'd take him at 32. That's much different than the top 10 talk
     
  13. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Dallas needs a guy that can come in and play a role.

    We're not going to get creative with anyone. Especially a rookie. Lets be real.


    We just need a guy that can come in and do what someone on the defense is already doing at a higher level.
     
  14. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    At 31-32 he'd be a great pick. The added value with him is that he's a difference maker as a returner, which is something we don't currently have on the roster.
     
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  15. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    We should know a lot about him since our safety coach was at Michigan last year.
     
  16. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Eh...he is definitely behind Jamal Adams and Malik Hooker and probably even a few more safeties too
     
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  17. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

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    If both Peppers and Adoree is there when we pick, who do you take?
     
  18. stilltheguru88

    stilltheguru88 Well-Known Member

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    Peppers.
     
  19. Shinaoi

    Shinaoi Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind having him but not in the first 2 rounds.
     
  20. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    If I had to take one at 31-32 overall?

    Tough call.

    I may go Adoree because I think he could take over Scandrick's role in the next year or two + he's an even more accomplished KR/PR than Peppers (8 kick/punt return TDs in three seasons!).

    An argument could be made for either guy though.
     
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