Michigan S Jabrill Peppers announced Tuesday that he is forgoing his final year of eligibility and entering the 2017 NFL draft.
“It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do,” Peppers said, via SI.com. “I’m choosing between cementing my legacy as a college player and starting my pro legacy. It’s something you dream of when you were a kid. I was torn between the two.”
Peppers is one of the most dynamic players in the country, playing on both sides of the ball and contributing on special teams.
Earlier in the year, many felt that Peppers was likely to be a top-10 pick in the next draft. However, some are now questioning whether he’ll be able to be the same kind of player at the next level and if he would be better off focusing on playing one position.
During his college career at Michigan, Peppers recorded 119 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, one interception and 11 pass defenses. On offense, Peppers rushed for 239 yards on 45 carries (4.5 YPC) to go along with 10 receptions for 82 yards receiving and five total touchdowns.
Peppers also contributed 510 punt return yards and 483 kick return yards on special teams.